Shrimp Tales

  • Recipe: Shrimp and Corn Bisque

    By Emeril Lagasse INGREDIENTS 3 pounds large Wild American Shrimp®, head on 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt Freshly ground white pepper 2 cups chopped onions 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup brandy 1/4 cup tomato paste 3 crushed garlic cloves 2 bay leaves 4 sprigs fresh tarragon 4 sprigs fresh thyme...

    Read More November 24, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Tommy’s Seafood

    The seafood industry has a strong reputation for generational blessings where a trade is passed down through father-to-son lineage. In the case of the Delaunes, who operate Tommy’s Seafood in New Orleans, it truly is a family affair: Tommy, owner and president; his wife, Maria, secretary and treasurer; and their four sons, Chalin, vice president,...

    Read More November 24, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Ron Allen

    RON ALLEN SAS INSTITUTE Ron Allen is a chef and Senior Culinary Manager at SAS Institute in Cary, NC. SAS, one of the pioneers in analytics software, has on-campus cafes for its employees providing company subsidized breakfast and lunch for thousands of people each day. Since being hired as an assistant manager of one of...

    Read More November 24, 2020
  • Shrimp and Grits: From Low Country to Cross Country

    Not all that long ago, shrimp and grits was a decidedly regional dish. But with the popularity of cooking shows and social media and the rise of celebrity chefs, what once was enjoyed by a few has become a beloved dish of many, not just those who live in the Low Country of South Carolina...

    Read More November 23, 2020
  • Squashing Recipe Development by Robert St. John

    Robert St. John, a Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate, writes a weekly column with topics ranging from traveling tips to cooking advice and recipes. Here is one of his columns on recipe development and how he created one of his most popular dishes. ~~~ Recipe inspiration comes from many places. Sometimes it’s a thought out of thin...

    Read More November 23, 2020
  • Recipe: Snip’s Gulf-Caught Shrimp Cups

    INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds M&M Brand shrimp – boiled 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup onions 1/3 cup green onions 1 package of cheddar cheese 1 loaf of bread without crust or English muffins DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. For serving, place...

    Read More November 23, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: JBS Packing Company, Inc.

    Jack Hemmenway is the owner and longstanding patriarch of JBS Packing Company, Inc. located in Port Arthur, Texas. A conversation with this 80-year-old man is a one-of-a-kind experience. Jack has dedicated his life to the shrimp industry and the collection of stories he can tell will either make you laugh, cry, or just be incredibly...

    Read More November 20, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Ryan Nelson

    RYAN NELSON LATE HARVEST KITCHEN Ryan Nelson opened Late Harvest Kitchen in 2011. Late Harvest Kitchen is a locally sourced, farm-to-table restaurant and opened to rave reviews. In 2012, Indianapolis Monthly awarded the restaurant its highly coveted “Restaurant of the Year” award. Ryan serves a seasonal menu that often changes based on market availability. Ryan’s...

    Read More November 20, 2020
  • “Wine American Shrimp”: Some Ideas for Pairing Shrimp and Wine

    Shrimp and wine are a match made in heaven. After all, doesn’t just thinking about sitting at a restaurant eating delicious shrimp pasta paired with a perfect wine make your mouth water? While, unfortunately, that may not be possible at the moment, there’s no denying that sales of wine have increased during COVID-19. And with...

    Read More November 19, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Mike Lata

    Mike Lata is Chef/Partner of FIG Restaurant in Charleston, SC, which he opened in 2003 with Partner Adam Nemirow. FIG has been consistently voted “Best Restaurant in Charleston” by Charleston City Paper readers and continues to be a favorite local destination, and in 2014, the restaurant was nominated in 2014 and 2015 for Outstanding Wine...

    Read More November 13, 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 November 11, 2020
  • Recipe: Wild American Shrimp and Corn Fritters

    From Chef Advocate Chris Hastings Ingredients:  1 pound fresh, peeled Wild American Shrimp®, deveined and diced into 1/2-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels, about 2 ears 1/2 cup small-diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup small diced yellow bell pepper 1/2 cup small-diced poblano pepper 3/4 cup sliced green onions (green part only) 1...

    Read More November 10, 2020
  • Learn How to Devein Wild American Shrimp

    Have you ever eaten shrimp and noticed a thin black strip along their back? The technique to remove this strip is called deveining, but it’s actually not a vein: it’s the shrimp’s digestive tract, and the dark shade is from grit in the tract. The “vein” isn’t harmful if eaten. It’s not essential to devein...

    Read More November 9, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jay Pierce

    JAY PIERCE MOZELLE’S Jay Pierce is the former Executive Chef of ROCKSALT Charlotte and chef for the upcoming restaurant “The Farmers Realm”. A Southern Foodways Alliance board member, Pierce has twice been named as a finalist for best chef in the South by the James Beard Foundation and was nominated for a sustainability award by...

    Read More November 6, 2020
  • They Might Be Shrimp, But They Grow Quickly!

    Wild American Shrimp thrive in the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic. So, it is any wonder they can grow this quickly: about one inch every 7 to 10 days? They’re in an ideal environment to not only grow but to adopt the delicious flavors that are unique to wild-caught,...

    Read More November 4, 2020
  • Shrimp are Featured Prominently in America’s Test Kitchen’s New Cookbook: Foolproof Fish

    America’s Test Kitchen, the hit television show where chefs Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster test out recipes to see what works and what doesn’t, has recently released a new cookbook – “Foolproof Fish: Modern Recipes for Everyone, Everywhere.” Designed to “broaden your seafood scope,” Foolproof Fish is written to showcase the wide variety of...

    Read More November 2, 2020