Shrimp Tales

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Nathalie Dupree

    NATHALIE DUPREE South Carolinian Nathalie Dupree is a best-selling author of 14 cookbooks and the host of more than 300 television shows for The Food Network, PBS, and The Learning Channel. She has been prominently featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune as well as Bon Appétit, Food and Wine,...

    Read More May 27, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Philly Seafood Co.

      Founded in 2000 but with years of shrimping history before that, Philly Seafood Co. is family-owned and operated by the Garcias. The patriarch – Edward Garcia, Sr. – has been shrimping since he was a teenager and was the first Hispanic Gulf shrimp boat owner in Matagorda Bay, Texas. Today, with his daughter Regina...

    Read More May 27, 2021
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy Wild-Caught American Shrimp Over Farm-Raised, Imported Shrimp

    Here at Wild American Shrimp, you may see us talking a lot about the virtues of our wild-caught, American shrimp — the tastiest shrimp in the world, all caught in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean. But how do you know which shrimp to buy in the store or order in a restaurant...

    Read More May 27, 2021
  • Turn Any Meal into a New Orleans Party with These Shrimp Gumbo Recipes [with Videos]!

    Wild-Caught Shrimp Gumbo   New Orleans is known as one of the liveliest places in the country any time of year, so why not bring the heat of a Mardi Gras-style party to your next meal by cooking up one of the city’s signature dishes? Shrimp gumbo! Shrimp gumbo mixes the premium quality and taste...

    Read More May 27, 2021
  • Buying Wild-Caught U.S. Shrimp Supports Sustainability

    We’ve talked in the past about the importance of always buying wild-caught American shrimp. From the benefits they have over farm-raised and imported shrimp to how buying wild and American means you’re supporting American workers to the significance of reading labels, we aim to make it easy for the eco-conscious consumer to buy shrimp from...

    Read More May 26, 2021
  • Recipe: Cajun Shrimp, Sausage and Vegetable Skillet

    Visit this page to see how we tested this delicious recipe for ourselves!  This Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet from therecipecritic.com is the BEST 20-minute meal packed with awesome cajun flavor with shrimp, sausage, and summer veggies. This makes a great low-carb meal and is also great for meal prep! THIS RECIPE LOOKED SO...

    Read More May 25, 2021
  • NOAA Releases 2021 Report on the Implementation of the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program

    NOAA Fisheries recently released its report on the implementation of the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program, or SIMP. As part of their efforts to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices, NOAA and the U.S. government have employed the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). The goal of the program is to...

    Read More May 24, 2021
  • Wild-Caught Shrimp: A Great Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Micro-Elements Your Body Needs

    Wild-caught American shrimp are amazing for more than their premium taste. Along with their beautifying properties, they are packed with health benefits from their natural nutrients, such as protein and vitamins like B12. But a healthy diet also includes the need for omega-3 fatty acids and other micro-elements that shrimp contain. Shrimp are an excellent...

    Read More May 24, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Matthew Kajdan

    MATTHEW KAJDAN MERCHANTS FOODSERVICE Matthew Kajdan was born and raised in Madison, MS where his mother and grandmother showed him the way around the kitchen. Growing up in a large European family, he developed a taste for gourmet cooking and fine foods. Food being a part of his life at a young age helped prepare...

    Read More May 21, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Wood’s Fisheries

      The Wood family has been fishing in the sleepy Gulf Coast town of Port St. Joe, Florida since 1860. When it comes to seafood, the Woods have done it all. They caught mullet to make oil and hopped on board a shrimp boat soon after diesel engines became available. Although Wood’s Fisheries is a...

    Read More May 21, 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, 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 other...

    Read More May 21, 2021
  • Wild-Caught Shrimp and Tasty Bacon Make a Perfect Combo [With Videos]!

    Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp on the grill!   Nothing beats having a party with your family and friends! However, when it comes to food, what are you supposed to serve? Chips, dip and other finger foods are all classic go-to’s, but if you’re asking us for a real crowd-pleaser, we can’t think of anything tastier than bacon-wrapped...

    Read More May 20, 2021
  • How Railroads and Ice Transformed the Shrimp Industry

    First through train from Houston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, upon the opening of Morgan’s Louisiana and Texas Railroad (1880)   In our day and age, we often don’t appreciate how easy it is to access the superior taste of wild-caught, American shrimp. From the aisles of our local grocery stores to docks populated by...

    Read More May 19, 2021
  • Recipe: Alabama Wild Shrimp Creole

    Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup Mazola oil 2 cups chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup bell pepper 2 cloves chopped garlic 3 pounds raw wild-caught American shrimp: deveined 1 large can tomatoes 2 small cans tomato paste 3 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon red pepper 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped parsley...

    Read More May 18, 2021
  • Why You Should Always Save Your Shrimp Shells and Tails

    Shrimp Stew   When you’re peeling premium, wild-caught shrimp for your next meal and end up with a bowl full of shrimp shells, the first thing you probably think of is to throw them away as soon as you can. After all, they’re just a layer keeping you from the mouthwatering flavor inside, right? Wrong!...

    Read More May 17, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Tory Miller

    TORY MILLER DEJA FOOD RESTAURANT GROUP On any given Saturday at the Dane County Farmers’ Market held in Capitol Square — the heart of Madison, Wisconsin — it’s common to see Tory Miller in his chef whites. A wagon brimming with produce tailing behind him, Miller greets the hundreds of farmers, ranchers, cheesemakers, and artisans...

    Read More May 14, 2021