Shrimp Tales

  • Shrimp School: The History of Jumbo’s Shrimp in Miami, Florida

    It’s time for another Shrimp History Lesson! Today we’re talking about Jumbo’s Shrimp – a seafood restaurant icon of Miami, Florida’s Liberty City district – complete with photos of actual Jumbo’s signage and memorabilia courtesy of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana! Described by the Miami New Times as “the Temple of Fried Shrimp,” Jumbo’s...

    Read More July 28, 2021
  • Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Salad with Sweet Tea Vinaigrette

    GRILLED SHRIMP SALAD WITH SWEET TEA VINAIGRETTE This delightful dish is perfect to serve at brunch. If ripe peaches aren’t available, substitute them with sweet apples, such as Honeycrisp. — David Guas, 2019 ASPA Chef of the Year Serves: 6 Hands-on: 16 minutes Total: 1 hour, 6 minutes GRILLED SHRIMP SALAD Ingredients 1 cup   ...

    Read More July 27, 2021
  • Shrimp: The Protein-Packed Superfood

    Wild-caught shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic aren’t just packed full of delicious flavor, they’re also filled with a variety of nutrients that can improve your health. This includes a key macronutrient that helps you build and maintain muscle mass: protein! It seems that everyone is always trying to find new ways...

    Read More July 26, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Justin Devillier

    JUSTIN DEVILLIER LA PETITE GROCERY Justin Devillier was raised in Dana Point, California, a small beach town in South Orange County. He spent summers fishing for Yellowtail and Albacore tuna, and in the fall and winter, he would dive for lobsters just steps from his front door. This bounty of local seafood inspired him to...

    Read More July 23, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Sea Pearl Seafood Company, Inc.

    The Ladnier family of Sea Pearl in Bayou La Batre, Alabama can trace its roots back to the 1700s when French settlers came to the central Gulf Coast. In fact, the city of Pass Christian, Mississippi was named after family ancestor Christian Ladiner (the spellings evolved over the years), and the family has been connected...

    Read More July 23, 2021
  • Shrimp School: What Were Shrimp Nickels?

    When it came to working in shrimp factories in the late 19th to early 20th century, everything operated under a unique set of rules, and how people were paid was no exception: instead of being paid in standard United States currency, factory workers were paid in units of currency referred to either broadly as tokens...

    Read More July 23, 2021
  • Recipe: Shrimp with Tomatoes, Fennel, Feta and Ouzo

    Shrimp with tomatoes, fennel, feta, and ouzo is a great way to kick off the weekend. Try it for a Thursday-almost-made-it-to-the-weekend dinner. It’ll seem like you’re already there! “Talk to your seafood provider about the shrimp and see what he says about the wild versus farmed shrimp. I’m not a big fan of the cheap...

    Read More July 22, 2021
  • Wonder if Forrest Gump Knew This? There’s White Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Brown Rock Shrimp, Royal Red Shrimp…

    Picture this: you’re at the grocery store looking to buy some wild-caught U.S. shrimp for dinner tonight. You know that they’re delicious, healthy and can easily fit into a variety of different recipes. But once you get to the seafood section and have a look at the shrimp, you realize just how many different kinds...

    Read More July 21, 2021
  • Recipe: Tom Yum Shrimp Soup

    INGREDIENTS 1 oz – Oils of Aloha mac-nut oil 1 tbs – Ginger minced 1 tbs – Garlic minced 1 tbs – ginger minced 3 ea –Lemongrass bruised bottoms only 4 – Kafir Lime leaves ripped 2-oz – four j’s white sugar ¼ cup –Wai Ehu –Chili Water 1 oz – Aloha Shoyu ¼ cup – green tea...

    Read More July 20, 2021
  • Wild Caught U.S. Shrimp: A Healthy Protein Source for Babies!

    As we’ve discussed in a previous blog post, wild-caught American shrimp are perfectly acceptable and even recommended for feeding to young children. While they are delicious, they also come with a variety of health benefits that, when taken in at a young age, can result in lifelong positive results for children. Today, let’s take a...

    Read More July 19, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Katie Dixon

    KATIE DIXON THE BIRDHOUSE CAFE Katie’s love for food was born from a desire to fuel her body while developing a passion for healthy eating. Her heart is to nourish and heal lives with good nutrition that leaves your body & your tastebuds satisfied. Katie opened the Birdhouse Cafe in 2017 to create an environment...

    Read More July 16, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Carson & Company, Inc.

      Carson & Company was founded in 1976 in the historic French fishing village of Bon Secour, Alabama by accountant-turned-shrimp processor, Carson Kimbrough. After several years of wearing a coat and tie in his previous career as an accountant, the Alabama native had a desire to do something a little less formal and a lot...

    Read More July 16, 2021
  • Fun Fact Friday: Belgium’s Horseback Shrimpers

    For nearly 700 years, the shrimpers of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, have been using draft horses to help them pursue the local catch. Typically weighing more than 2,000 pounds, these horses are well suited to the task of carrying shrimp fishermen through the cold waters of the North Sea, but only after at least a year of...

    Read More July 16, 2021
  • Shrimplify Your Life: Jamie’s Shrimp Salad

    This recipe for Jamie’s Shrimp Salad is quick and easy to make and delicious to taste: the perfect way to “shrimplify” your life! INGREDIENTS: • 1 lb. spiral macaroni pasta • 1 lb. small shrimp peeled, deveined, and cooked • ½ cup diced red onion • 1 diced tomato • 2 cups diced celery DRESSING:...

    Read More July 15, 2021
  • Learn the Safe, Easy Way to Thaw Shrimp — and How to Size Them Up

    Frozen wild-caught American shrimp are conveniently always available in your freezer after you’ve bought them, but do you know the proper way to thaw them before using them in your favorite dishes? There are numerous factors to consider, but once you’ve got the process down-pat, it’s quick and easy to thaw shrimp for all of...

    Read More July 14, 2021
  • Recipe: Classic Shrimp Creole

    CLASSIC SHRIMP CREOLE   By GW Fins’ Executive Chef Michael Nelson   With a quart of Creole Mother Sauce in the refrigerator, a company-worthy dinner is only minutes away. Heat up the sauce while you cook the rice, toss a salad, and heat a loaf of bread. You can simply drop the shrimp into the...

    Read More July 13, 2021