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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ASPA Member Feature: Al’s Shrimp Company

    Al Marmande, third-generation owner of Al’s Shrimp Company in Theriot, Louisiana, lays a special claim to shrimp fame as one of the oldest continuing shrimp drying operations in the United States. The Marmande family, which was one of the original French families in the south Louisiana area, can trace its roots all the way back...

    Read More May 14, 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 May 14, 2021
  • Learn to Make Shrimp Creole from Southern Food & Beverage Museum Founder Liz Williams

    The Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana has provided Wild American Shrimp with a video on how to make authentic, New Orleans-style Classic Shrimp Creole with wild-caught shrimp made by the museum’s founder, Liz Williams! Williams’ recipe is loosely based on one found in the cookbook “Talk About Good II: A Toast...

    Read More May 12, 2021
  • In Memoriam: Richard Gollott, A Pillar of the Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp Industry

    Edgar Richard Gollott, Sr., Vice President of Golden Gulf Coast Packing Company, Inc. (est. in 1984 on Biloxi, Mississippi’s Back Bay), President of Gollott’s Oil Dock & Ice House and a pillar of the seafood industry in the Gulf South for more than 60 years, passed away peacefully in his Biloxi home on Sunday, May 9,...

    Read More May 11, 2021
  • Recipe: Basil Chimichurri Grilled Wild Gulf Shrimp Skewers

    INGREDIENTS: 4 lb. Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp, size 16/20, peeled and deveined, tail off 6 cups Cilantro, leaves 6 cups Fresh basil leaves 6 Tbsp. Fresh oregano 6 ea. Garlic, whole cloves 4 ea. Jalapeño, no seeds ½ cup Shallot, sliced 2 Tbsp. Cumin 6 Tbsp. Sherry vinegar 6 Tbsp. Lime juice 1½ Tbsp. Black...

    Read More May 11, 2021
  • Celebrate National Shrimp Day with These 10 Video Recipes!

    Happy National Shrimp Day from Wild American Shrimp! Today’s all about celebrating the delicious flavor of wild-caught American shrimp! These shrimp get their naturally fresh flavor from the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic Ocean. When you purchase Wild American Shrimp, you can be assured of not only the best...

    Read More May 10, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Scott Varnedoe

    SCOTT VARNEDOE JUBAN’S CREOLE RESTAURANT Chef Scott Varnedoe has been cooking up Louisiana cuisine for over 20 years. Born in Pensacola, Florida, and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Scott Varnedoe’s early exposure to food and cooking came through his parents and brother — all accomplished cooks. Inspired to follow in his brother’s footsteps, Varnedoe studied...

    Read More May 7, 2021