Shrimp Tales

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Robert St. John

    ROBERT ST. JOHN NEW SOUTH RESTAURANT GROUP Chef, Author, Restaurateur & World-Class Eater. Robert St. John has spent almost four decades in the restaurant business. Thirty-two of those years have been as the owner, CEO and Executive Chef of the Purple Parrot Seafood & Steaks, Crescent City Grill, Mahogany Bar, Branch, Tabella, and Ed’s Burger...

    Read More February 26, 2021
  • 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 February 26, 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 February 25, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Mike Brewer

    Mike Brewer grew up in Grand Bay, Alabama learning how to cook at his mother’s heels. After 10 years as an engineer in Alabama, he decided to move to New Orleans to become Vice President of a local engineering firm. Downturns in the financial and energy markets led him to leave engineering and begin a...

    Read More February 19, 2021
  • Spice Up a Cold Day with Shrimp and Grits

    Recipes for shrimp and grits can be as varied as the chefs and home cooks who prepare this comforting dish. North Carolina chef Bill Neal is credited with making shrimp and grits popular, thanks to Craig Claiborne of The New York Times, who shared his recipe in the mid-1980s, but it’s been a beloved dish...

    Read More February 19, 2021
  • Enjoy These Delicious Shrimp Recipes During Lent

    Individuals the world over will begin participating in Lent this week. But for those who are not familiar, what is Lent? It is the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday (which this year is Wednesday, February 17, 2021)  and Easter (Sunday, April 4, 2021) that is observed by many Christians. During this time, individuals typically give...

    Read More February 16, 2021
  • Serve Up a Special Shrimp Recipe for Your Special Someone This Valentine’s Day [with Videos]!

    It’s the most romantic day of the year, and while it may not be an option to dine at your favorite restaurant this year, you can always cook a delectably romantic recipe at home featuring wild-caught, American shrimp! As much as we love shrimp for their delicious taste and versatile uses in recipes, shrimp love...

    Read More February 12, 2021
  • 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 February 12, 2021
  • Recipe: Louisiana Creole BBQ Shrimp

    INGREDIENTS 4½ lb. Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp, size 16/20, peeled and deveined, tail on 1½ tsp. Kosher salt 1½ tsp. Coarsely ground black pepper 3 Tbsp. Creole seasoning 1 Tbsp. Powdered garlic ⅓ cup Olive oil ½ cup White wine 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice 2 Tbsp. Louisiana Hot Pepper Sauce 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce ¾...

    Read More February 9, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: David Dickensauge

    DAVID DICKENSAUGE CORKS AND CLEAVER ITALIAN BISTRO David Dickensauge has scaled great culinary heights to learn from the best in the restaurant industry. Twenty-one years after venturing out on his own, he is blazing his own path as both executive chef for Bin 77 in Baton Rouge, LA and as co-owner and executive chef for...

    Read More February 5, 2021
  • Celebrate the Big Game with These Shrimp Party Snacks!

    The Big Game is upon us, and that means gathering with friends and family in front of the TV to watch the biggest game of the year! Of course, no Super Bowl watch party would be complete without an assortment of party snacks to munch on from kick-off to the last touchdown. Instead of going...

    Read More February 5, 2021
  • Recipe: JoJo’s Deviled Eggs with Gulf-Caught Shrimp

    INGREDIENTS: 1/4 pound Wild American 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 February 3, 2021
  • These Recipes for Shrimp Pasta Make Dinner at Home Feel Like an Elegant Night Out [with Videos]!

    Shrimp Linguine with Vegetables   Quarantine has us all missing the simple luxuries we once took for granted, including treating ourselves to a special dinner at a nice restaurant. Just because you’re quarantining at home doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice restaurant-quality food. You can recreate the same delicious taste in your own kitchen with...

    Read More February 2, 2021