Shrimp Tales

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Tory McPhail

    TORY MCPHAIL COMMANDER’S PALACE A native of Ferndale, Washington, a small agricultural town on the Canadian border, Tory McPhail grew up on his family’s farm, eating fresh, locally sourced foods and building an early appreciation for their origin. After attending school in Seattle, Chef McPhail opted for a start in New Orleans. At age 19,...

    Read More May 28, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Fisherman’s Reef Shrimp Company

    Many processing plants that line the Gulf and South Atlantic have a family lineage rooted deep in multiple generations. In the case of Fisherman’s Reef in Beaumont, Texas, it’s more like a culinary lineage: from donut shop to bakery, hamburger joint to catfish restaurants, a few other ventures in between, and then shrimp processing. It’s...

    Read More May 26, 2020
  • Recipe: Shrimp Burgers with Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Tartar Sauce

    SHRIMP BURGERS WITH SWEET ‘N’ SPICY TARTER SAUCE Recipe courtesy of Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro (2015, Oxmoor House) by Wild American Shrimp’s 2019 Chef of the Year David Guas, Chef/Owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery – Arlington, VA Serves 4 | Prep Time: 1...

    Read More May 25, 2020
  • Recipe: Smart & Easy Shrimp Salad

    Ingredients: 1 pound cooked Wild American Shrimp®, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 pound Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup chopped spring onions 1 cucumber, sliced into rounds 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon curry powder Directions: In a large bowl, mix the shrimp and cheese....

    Read More May 24, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Brody Olive

    BRODY OLIVE PERDIDO BEACH RESORT Chef Brody Olive heads the culinary team at Perdido Beach Resort as the Executive Chef. In this role he leads the culinary team encompassing all food and beverage operations throughout the hotel’s four restaurants and multiple banquet facilities. Chef Olive brings to the resort an impressive background of training and...

    Read More May 21, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Smith & Sons Seafood

    Since 1955, Smith & Sons Seafood in Darien, Georgia, has operated as a successful processor gleaning from abundant shrimp harvests pulled from South Atlantic waters. Walter “Big John” Smith Jr., vice president, 43, is the youngest of the sons and is now at the helm of the company that was started by his father, Walter...

    Read More May 19, 2020
  • Recipe: Potato Soup with Shrimp

    INGREDIENTS: 1/2 stick butter 1 small onion, diced 2 medium carrots, diced about the same size as the onion 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 4 cups milk, whole, reduced fat (2 percent) or low fat (1 percent) 2 chicken bouillon cubes, dissolved in 1/2 cup hot milk 1 cup...

    Read More May 18, 2020
  • Recipe: Aunt Bee’s Shrimp and Pasta Salad

    Editor’s note: For the best results, always use Wild American Shrimp from the warm waters of Gulf and South Atlantic whenever you prepare shrimp dishes. Be sure to look for the Wild American emblem or wild-caught, Gulf or South Atlantic shrimp, product of the U.S.A. AUNT BEE’S SHRIMP AND PASTA SALAD Recipe by: Blair Lonergan, The...

    Read More May 17, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Mike Koerner

    MIKE KOERNER CHEZ MIKEY Chef Mike Koerner was born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois, and was exposed to a wide array of cultures early on. Culinary excellence was in Mike’s DNA with Swedish, Italian, and Hungarian blood. His Italian grandmother was the first to take Mike under her wing and teach the basics of Italian...

    Read More May 14, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Indian Ridge Shrimp Company

    Andrew Blanchard is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of the shrimp industry in Chauvin, Louisiana. He was born and raised in the area, and his distinguishable Cajun accent is a reflection of the cultural heritage still celebrated in this small town located on the water in Terrebonne Parish. This industry...

    Read More May 12, 2020
  • Recipe: Shrimp and Wild Rice Bake

    INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 pounds Wild American Shrimp®, boiled, peeled and deveined 1 large green pepper, chopped 3 (10 1/2-ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimentos 2 cups finely-chopped onion 3/4 cup water 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 (6-ounce) box wild rice 1 pound cheddar cheese, shredded DIRECTIONS: Dilute soup with...

    Read More May 11, 2020
  • Recipe: JoJo’s Deviled Eggs with Gulf-Caught Shrimp

    INGREDIENTS: 1/4 pound M&M Brand shrimp, boiled and chopped 1 dozen boiled eggs 1 teaspoon pickle relish 1 teaspoon onion 1 teaspoon celery 1 teaspoon green onion 1/3 cup cream cheese 1 tablespoon mayonnaise DIRECTIONS: Take yellows of eggs and mix all ingredients together Add salt and pepper, to taste Add the mixture to the...

    Read More May 10, 2020
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  • ASPA Applauds White House Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

    May 7, 2020 Biloxi, Mississippi — The White House issued an Executive Order yesterday promoting America’s seafood competitiveness through streamlined aquaculture development and promotion of fair and reciprocal trade in seafood products. The EO is the culmination of years of Administration work following the Department of Commerce 2018 seafood strategic plan.  The American Shrimp Processors...

    Read More May 7, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Kevin Nashan

    KEVIN NASHAN SIDNEY STREET CAFE Chef Kevin Nashan, James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Midwest, is chef/owner of the acclaimed Sidney Street Cafe and The Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. in St. Louis. Nashan has been at the helm of Sidney Street Cafe for more than 10 years, where he crafts dishes with a myriad...

    Read More May 7, 2020
  • How Tacos Made with Sweet Gulf Shrimp Helped Save an Austin Food Business

    Beth DiBaggio and Rafael Rodriguez were running a successful catering company, La Pera, in Austin, Texas – whipping up locally-sourced Latin dishes and catering 250 to 300 events of a wide variety every year for two years – only for everything to come to a dramatic halt after the onset of the coronavirus. Now, they’ve...

    Read More May 6, 2020

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