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ATLANTIS_LOGO_ONLY_SMALLESTYour favorite seafood recipe could earn you an amazing NC experience along the Crystal Coast. The only rule is simple – fresh seafood must be the main ingredient in your recipe.

The recipe winner will receive:

  • $50 gift certificate to Chef Fabien Botta’s Ruddy Duck Tavern in Morehead City
  • 4-hour boat tour with Crystal Coast Ecotours hosted by marine biologist Jess Hawkins
  • Behind-the-scenes look at one of Beaufort’s iconic fish houses, Beaufort Inlet Seafood (Sponsored by B&J Seafood – Brent Fulcher)
  • 2-night stay at the classic Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores

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about got to be ncGot to Be NC Seafood is looking for the next great seafood recipe! Your winning recipe could be included in our upcoming NC Seafood Cookbook. It doesn’t matter if it’s an appetizer, entrée or even a dessert, as long as NC seafood is prominently featured in the recipe. Winning recipe will be selected at random.

For more than 10 years, Got to Be NC Seafood has been promoting the bounty of quality products caught fresh of the North Carolina coast. From shrimp to flounder and blue crab to oysters, North Carolina’s fishing families offer a variety of seafood for families to enjoy. Got to Be NC Seafood works with local communities to sustain the livelihood of local industries in the state.

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