Shrimp Tales

  • Dr. Oz Discusses All Things Shrimp

    On an episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Oz discussed various thoughts and issues revolving around shrimp, both American and imported, wild-caught and farm-raised. At the beginning of the episode, Dr. Oz and investigative team member Mara Shiavocampo broke down the drawbacks of imported shrimp. In India, there have been concerns over recent testing...

    Read More January 18, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Aaron Cushcieri

    After working under a number of the country’s most acclaimed chefs throughout the last decade of his career, Detroit native Aaron Cuschieri steps up for the very first time as an independent Executive Chef launching his own vision at The Dearborn in Chicago. An urban American tavern owned and operated by Clodagh and Amy Lawless,...

    Read More January 15, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Ocean Springs Seafood

    At the foot of 400 Front Beach Drive in Ocean Springs, Miss., there is a piece of land with only pillars sticking up from the ground, and even though the building that once housed Ocean Springs Seafood Market, Inc., is no longer there, the history behind this property made a significant contribution to the storybook...

    Read More January 15, 2021
  • Fun Fact Friday: The Largest Shrimp Ever Caught

    It’s time for another Fun Fact Friday! Did you know? Allegedly, the largest shrimp ever caught measured nearly 16 inches and was purchased for $800 by a Colombian biologist! Here’s how the story goes. According to UnderwaterTimes.com, in the middle of April 2006 in Cartagena, Colombia – right on the coast of the Caribbean Sea...

    Read More January 15, 2021
  • Recipe: Wild American Shrimp Ceviche

    WILD AMERICAN SHRIMP CEVICHE By Chef Advocate, James Aptakin   CEVICHE INGREDIENTS 5 lbs. shrimp, diced & poached in coconut milk till medium, then cooled down, diced 1 ea Maui onions diced 1/2 ea red onions diced 10 ea purple potato diced 3 ea corn grilled husked 2 ea mango grilled diced 1 ea papaya...

    Read More January 14, 2021
  • How to Serve Up Shrimp to Your Lil’ Shrimp!

    On Facebook, Angela Portier shared a picture of her adorable son Henry Luke enjoying some delicious wild-caught American shrimp! Thanks, Angela! The wildest part about it: Henry Luke is only 9 months old! Of course, at Wild American Shrimp we believe in starting as early as possible when it comes to eating wild-caught shrimp, but...

    Read More January 13, 2021
  • Recipe: Shrimp and Pork Balls with Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce

    By Rachael Ray INGREDIENTS: 4 scallions, green and white parts, coarsely chopped 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled 1 serrano or jalapeno chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped, divided 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup tamari, plus 3 tablespoons, dark soy, found on the international aisle 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, a big handful 2 limes,...

    Read More January 12, 2021
  • 2020 Chef of the Year Monte Sheffield Donates Award Funds to Charities in San Marcos, Texas

    From left to right: Hays County Food Bank Executive Director Eleanor Owen-Oshan, Kristin & Chef Monte Sheffield and Own Your Own Universe Executive Director Terri Hendrix.   Wild American Shrimp’s 2020 Chef of the Year Monte Sheffield of Palmer’s Restaurant Bar & Courtyard has donated his award money to the Hays County Food Bank and charity...

    Read More January 8, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jeremiah Bacon

    Jeremiah Bacon, a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast for three years in a row, is Executive Chef and Partner of Indigo Road restaurants The Macintosh and Oak Steakhouse. Bacon joined Charleston’s beloved Oak Steakhouse in November 2010 where he presents classic steakhouse fare in an impeccable setting on downtown Charleston’s historic Broad...

    Read More January 8, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Dean Blanchard Seafood, Inc.

    Dean Blanchard Seafood is one of the largest shrimp distributors in the United States. Their advantageous location in Grand Isle, Louisiana is a convenient stop for countless shrimpers that have unloaded at the dock for more than 30 years. This fishing town full of heritage and history is a Mississippi River Delta barrier island that...

    Read More January 8, 2021
  • Why Are Flamingos Pink and What Does It Have to Do With Shrimp?

    The flamingo: an exotic bird perhaps most well-known for its distinct pink color. Because of this unique technicolor trait, flamingos are flocked to by adoring audiences at zoos, aquariums, Florida, and more. While it’s true that flamingos are near-synonymous with the color pink, have you ever wondered why flamingos are pink? Especially when so many...

    Read More January 8, 2021
  • 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 January 7, 2021
  • 2020 USDA Dietary Guidelines Report: Five (5) Takeaways Point to Eating More Shrimp

    Every 5 years, the current USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee creates a detailed dietary guideline providing recommendations to help Americans make food and beverage choices that contribute to an overall healthier diet. In preparation for those guidelines, the Committee also creates a scientific report discussing initial research and observed trends to be addressed. To help condense...

    Read More January 6, 2021
  • Recipe: Grilled Head-On New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp

    RECIPE BY: WILD AMERICAN SHRIMP® CHEF ADVOCATE, DAVID GUAS INGREDIENTS 6 (12-inch) wooden skewers 2 lb. unpeeled, raw, Wild American Shrimp ¼ cup olive oil, divided 10 Tbsp. butter, divided 1 tsp. whole black peppercorns 2 bay leaves 3 Tbsp. minced garlic cloves 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary ½ cup Worcestershire sauce ½ tsp. freshly ground black...

    Read More January 5, 2021
  • How to Read Seafood Labels and Avoid Imported Shrimp

    When it comes to shopping for shrimp, especially during an international pandemic, it is now more important than ever to be sure that you are purchasing wild-caught, American shrimp. However, due to the actions of various non-U.S. shrimp production companies, this process can be made more difficult than it sounds. As Wild American Shrimp has...

    Read More January 4, 2021

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