Shrimp Tales

  • ASPA Member Feature: Hi-Seas of Dulac, Inc.

    About 16 miles outside of Houma, Louisiana, across a few drawbridges, lies a family-owned business that has sustained four generations of Authemonts. The office walls are adorned with taxidermy trophies of their hunting exploits over the years ranging from bobcats to deer. Hi-Seas of Dulac was named in 1981 during the shooting of Vice President...

    Read More December 31, 2020
  • Ring in the New Year With This Champagne-Infused Shrimp Scampi!

    Serve this wonderful scampi as a first course or serve with hot cooked rice or angel hair pasta and a salad for a complete meal: perfect with a glass of champagne to celebrate the New Year! INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 16 to 24) 1/3 cup clarified butter 4 tablespoons minced garlic 6...

    Read More December 31, 2020
  • Recipe: Seared Royal Red Shrimp with Miso Apple Turnip Puree, Spiced Granola, and Fresh Herbs

    SEARED ROYAL RED SHRIMP WITH MISO APPLE TURNIP PUREE, SPICED GRANOLA AND FRESH HERBS Recipe by: Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Jim Smith SPICED GRANOLA Ingredients: 1.5 Cup Brown Sugar .5 Cup Water 4 Cups of Oats 4 Cups of Raw Pecans 4 Cups Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 2 Cups Toasted Sunflower Seeds .5 Teaspoon Cayenne...

    Read More December 29, 2020
  • Do You Know Your Shrimp’s History?

    Americans ate 16.1 pounds of seafood on average in 2018, the most in nearly a decade. But how many of us know where our shrimp come from? Only wild-caught, American shrimp give you the succulent flavor that transports your mouth to a seaside resort – enriched from the sun-soaked nutrients of the Gulf of Mexico...

    Read More December 28, 2020
  • Make a Shrimp Christmas Tree This Holiday Season!

    If you read our blog post tribute about American seafood advocate, Bertha V. Fontaine, then you may remember the appearance of a unique, decorative way to serve shrimp for your holiday meal – a shrimp Christmas tree. You may be asking yourself: what even is a “shrimp Christmas tree?” We’re glad you asked! Shrimp Christmas...

    Read More December 23, 2020
  • ASPA Chef Advocate Highlight: Monte Sheffield

    MONTE SHEFFIELD PALMER’S RESTAURANT BAR & COURTYARD * ASPA CHEF OF THE YEAR 2020 * As a born and raised Texan, Chef Monte Sheffield’s passion for cooking and serving others dates back to his early childhood years when he would help his parents in the kitchen, prepping for their large dinner parties. “I was usually...

    Read More December 23, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: C. F. Gollott and Son Seafood, Inc.

    Within the shrimp industry, the commonality of a family-run business holds as much pride as the Wild American product they harvest from domestic waters. Of course, not all processing plants that line the Gulf and South Atlantic have a rich story of family history, but C.F. Gollott & Son Seafood based in D’Iberville, Mississippi, embodies...

    Read More December 23, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Austin Sumrall

    AUSTIN SUMRALL WHITE PILLARS Austin Sumrall, the chef-owner of White Pillars has been working in restaurants for many years and has had a passion for cooking most of his life. Austin grew up in McComb, Mississippi, and went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He...

    Read More December 18, 2020
  • This Healthy Recipe for Summer Shrimp Salad Is Perfect for the Wintertime

    What better way is there to get through these cold winter months than by serving up this recipe for Summer Shrimp Salad? It’s not just sunny and sweet, but healthy too!   SUMMER SHRIMP SALAD INGREDIENTS: 1 pound cooked wild-caught, American shrimp, peeled and deveined 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt...

    Read More December 17, 2020
  • Recipe: Maple Glaze Beurre-Blanc Shrimp Over Linguine

    By Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate, Michael-Ann Rowe. SHRIMP & LINGUINE INGREDIENTS 1 Lb. Louisiana shrimp (shell off and cleaned) 2 small handfuls of Linguine 3/4 C maple syrup (1/2 + 1/4) 1 Lg. Shallot heart (diced) 1/4 C light cream 1 TBS unsalted butter 1/4 C of reserved pasta water 2 TBS coconut, grapeseed,...

    Read More December 15, 2020
  • New Tool Helps Seafood Industry Identify NOAA Trade Requirements

    Content courtesy of NOAA NOAA’s trade monitoring programs help ensure imported seafood is caught and imported legally. They have launched a new seafood import export tool. NOAA Fisheries has launched a new online tool to help seafood traders easily identify our import and export monitoring requirements for their products. The Seafood Import and Export Tool walks users...

    Read More December 10, 2020
  • Recipe: Smoked Shrimp Bisque with Salsa, Plantain Crumbles, & Homemade Shrimp Stock

    Ingredients 1 qt shrimp stock concentrate (recipe to follow) 1 qt heavy cream 1 cup tomato paste 2 cups smoked shrimp salsa (recipe to follow) 1/2 cup fried plantain crumbles for garnish (recipe to follow) Heat stock, cream, and tomato paste in a stockpot and simmer for 30 minutes. Add salsa and season to taste....

    Read More December 8, 2020
  • Do Restaurants in Your State Disclose Where Shrimp Are From?

    Louisiana Disclosure Law Enters Implementation Phase According to the Louisiana Lieutenant Governor’s office, the state had 51.3 million visitors in 2018. Combined with Louisiana’s 4.6 million residents, that’s over 55 million people who will likely eat out at least once this year in a Louisiana restaurant. Thanks to the passing of Louisiana House Bill 335...

    Read More December 7, 2020
  • You Can Be an Everyday Gourmet

    Perhaps you don’t have escargot or truffles stored in your kitchen, but Wild American Shrimp can be a standby delicacy that doesn’t have to wait for a special occasion. If you buy individually quick-frozen shrimp, you can use the number you need and keep the rest in the freezer for later. These aren’t just any...

    Read More December 4, 2020
  • Recipe: Pickled Shrimp with Sweet Potato Pecan Quinoa and Aioli

    Recipe by: Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Jim Smith PICKLED SHRIMP Ingredients: 1 Pound shrimp boiled 1 Sweet onion sliced 2 Lemons sliced 3 Cloves garlic sliced 8 Fresh bay leaves 10 Sprigs fresh thyme 1 t Celery seeds 1 t Fennel seeds 1 t Coriander seeds 2 Whole dried chili peppers .25 Cup vegetable...

    Read More December 1, 2020