Shrimp Tales

  • Monte Sheffield Named 2020 Wild American Shrimp® Chef of the Year

    October 30, 2020, BILOXI, Mississippi – Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, has named Chef Monte Sheffield, Chef/Owner of Palmer’s Restaurant Bar & Courtyard in San Marcos, Texas, as its 2020 Chef of the Year. Chef Sheffield will reign for the next year as...

    Read More October 30, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Bayou Shrimp Processors, Inc.

    The history of Bayou Shrimp Processors located in Delcambre, Louisiana, is a rich novel that draws upon a seafood heritage dating back to multiple generations. Although a handful of owners have come and gone over the years since the plant was built in 1995, the operation is full of valued long-term employees who embrace the...

    Read More October 30, 2020
  • Sea Pearl Seafood Company, Inc. Chosen as USDA Food Bank Participant

    Several American Shrimp Processors Association / Wild American Shrimp member companies are currently packaging and shipping delicious, wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic shrimp destined for food banks and drive-thru food pantries across America, including Sea Pearl Seafood Company, Inc. based out of Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The shrimp are being provided through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service as...

    Read More October 28, 2020
  • Recipe: Mississippi Gulf Shrimp Diablo

    INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds raw Wild American Shrimp®, peeled and deveined 1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms 1 cup sliced celery 2 teaspoons chives 1/2 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons Season-all 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1/4 cup brandy, heated 1/2 cup butter 12 cherry tomatoes 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1/4 teaspoon tarragon leaves 1 teaspoon dry...

    Read More October 27, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Michael-Ann Rowe

    MICHAEL ANN ROWE TV PERSONALITY, FOOD JOURNALIST, SUSTAINABILITY ADVOCATE Michael-Ann is an Emmy® Award-winning food & travel journalist for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. Her debut series was broadcast on PBS, of which Part I was focused on seafood in New Brunswick, Canada, where she was born. She is the host of...

    Read More October 23, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jonathan Bennett

    JONATHAN BENNETT RED, THE STEAKHOUSE Most of us have childhood memories about a favorite food. Jonathan Bennett carries those memories with him every day. These aren’t images of sauce-laden, vertically presented pieces of art. They are his reality. Honest-to-goodness, real food -simplicity created from transforming basic ingredients into something so simple yet so delicious that...

    Read More October 16, 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 October 9, 2020
  • Happy National Seafood Month 2020!

    It’s our favorite month of the year, October, which can only mean one thing: it’s National Seafood Month! Here at Wild American Shrimp, we’ll be celebrating all month long with daily blog posts on Wild American Shrimp recipes, history, sustainability, health, nutrition, processors, Chef Advocates, and more! We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate everything we...

    Read More October 7, 2020
  • Americans Will Soon Receive Wild American Shrimp From Food Banks Through USDA Program

    Several American Shrimp Processors Association/Wild American Shrimp member companies are currently packaging and shipping delicious, wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic shrimp destined for food banks and drive-thru food pantries across America. The shrimp are being provided through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.  The orders are part of a $30 million purchase of wild-caught USA shrimp...

    Read More October 6, 2020
  • Recipe: Asiago Pepper Shrimp

    Ingredients: 24 large Wild American Shrimp®, peeled and deveined 8 ounces Asiago cheese 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper 12 slices bacon Directions: Wash the shrimp and then pat dry. Butterfly shrimp by cutting lengthwise along the back — don’t cut all the way through, leaving the tail section intact. Grate the cheese and mix with...

    Read More October 6, 2020
  • Wild American Shrimp Announces Call for 2020 Chef of the Year Nominations

    Wild American Shrimp Announces Call for 2020 Chef of the Year Nominations Nominations Must Be Submitted Online by Wednesday, October 21st October 2, 2020, BILOXI, Mississippi – Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, announces a call for nominations for 2020 Chef of the Year....

    Read More October 2, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: John Currence

    JOHN CURRENCE CITY GROCERY Chef John Currence was born and raised in New Orleans, LA to a family that loved to cook and spend time in the kitchen. His mother’s travels with his father during his childhood, combined with the family’s several years in Europe, brought the dishes of the world to their dinner table,...

    Read More October 2, 2020