Shrimp Tales

  • These Recipes for Shrimp Salad Are Perfect for the Summertime!

    When temperatures heat up, most of us don’t want the kitchen to do the same. Don’t sweat it! Instead, make wild-caught American shrimp your go-to ingredient. Not only are they healthy and packed with delicious flavor from the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean, but they also cook quickly, which means less kitchen duty. What...

    Read More August 31, 2021
  • Shrimp School: How Shrimpers Actually Catch Wild-Caught Shrimp!

    For all of the shrimp that Americans eat (the average American consumes 4.1 pounds of shrimp per year) one might wonder: “How do shrimpers catch those delicious wild-caught shrimp?” What is surprising to many is that shrimp are an annual crop that is inherently sustainable. The shrimp that our members process are caught in the...

    Read More August 30, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jeremiah Bacon

    JEREMIAH BACON OAK STEAKHOUSE Jeremiah Bacon, a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast for three years in a row, is Executive Chef and Partner of The Indigo Road Restaurant Group’s 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...

    Read More August 27, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Seabrook Seafood, Inc.

    Seabrook Seafood, Inc. is based in Kemah, Texas, a beautiful waterfront city located about 20 miles south of Houston. The name Kemah is an Indian word that means “wind in my face” — a fitting description for the steadfast breeze that has guided shrimpers to reap the bountiful harvest Galveston Bay has provided for centuries....

    Read More August 27, 2021
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy Wild-Caught U.S. Shrimp vs. 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 August 27, 2021
  • It’s a Toss-Up! Which Salad is the Best One for Shrimp?

    As summer comes to a close, we wanted to make one more post about combining shrimp with vegetables: this time around through salads in particular! Both shrimp and vegetables are great for maintaining a healthier diet, so we thought we’d provide some ideas! The USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee recommends two cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of...

    Read More August 26, 2021
  • How the Lapeyre Shrimp Peeling Machine Revolutionized the Industry

    The shrimp processing industry has a long and storied history, lined with a multitude of different innovations that have propelled the industry further and further forward to optimize the production of shrimp for the shrimp lovers of the world. Few inventions in the field have had a greater impact on both the Gulf Coast shrimping...

    Read More August 25, 2021
  • “Shrimplify” Your Next Meal with This Quick and Easy Recipe for Shrimp Mac & Cheese!

    Tasty wild-caught American shrimp and classic favorite mac & cheese are a match made in heaven, so satisfy your tastebuds with this simple-to-make recipe for “Shrimplified” Shrimp Mac & Cheese! INGREDIENTS: • 1.5 small to medium Wild American Shrimp, peeled and deveined • 2 boxes of Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese (or macaroni of choice) •...

    Read More August 24, 2021
  • Ounce for Ounce, Shrimp Have Fewer Calories Than Other Meats

    If you’re going on a diet, it probably means you’re swapping out certain meats for seafood. But who says that’s a bad thing? When you’re trying to eat healthier, shrimp are always on the table. Not only can you cook them in a variety of different recipes, but they also have fewer calories than other...

    Read More August 23, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Mike Lata

    Mike Lata is Chef/Partner of FIG Restaurant in Charleston, SC, which he opened in 2003 with Partner Adam Nemirow. FIG has been consistently voted “Best Restaurant in Charleston” by Charleston City Paper readers and continues to be a favorite local destination, and in 2014, the restaurant was nominated in 2014 and 2015 for Outstanding Wine...

    Read More August 20, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Cox’s Wholesale Seafood

    Cox’s Wholesale Seafood, LLC is proud of its long tradition of processing premium domestic IQF shell-on and value-added shrimp and marketing their quality products to retail and foodservice markets across North America. Founded in 1978 in Tampa, Cox’s originally specialized in fresh, domestic wild-caught grouper, snapper, and other fish along with Rock Shrimp and Florida Pink...

    Read More August 20, 2021
  • Shrimp School: Why Shrimp Hearts Are in Their Heads

    Here’s a fun shrimp fact: shrimp hearts are located in their heads! Looks like shrimp don’t have to choose when it comes to going with their head or their heart! But what is the reason for this crustacean’s curious body composition? The answer, of course, comes down to biology: which means that Shrimp School is...

    Read More August 20, 2021
  • Shrimp Contain These Various Valuable Vitamins That Your Body Needs!

    Vitamins are organic compounds found in a variety of foods. They may be small, but they play a huge role in keeping your body healthy. A balanced diet is one that includes a multitude of food groups and, thus, a multitude of vitamins (alongside the various other health-promoting elements in shrimp such as selenium). Luckily...

    Read More August 18, 2021
  • Wild-Caught American Shrimp Aid in Healthy Aging

    Did you know that an average of 8 ounces of seafood per week is associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, prevention of clogged arteries, inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells, and even helps with weight loss and keeps hair healthy and shiny? Read on for how studies have found omega-3 fatty acids, which are...

    Read More August 16, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jay Pierce

    JAY PIERCE MOZELLE’S Jay Pierce is the Executive Chef at Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro in Salem, North Carolina. A Southern Foodways Alliance board member, Pierce has twice been named as a finalist for best chef in the South by the James Beard Foundation and was nominated for a sustainability award by the Chef’s Collaborative. He has...

    Read More August 13, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Mariah Jade Shrimp Co.

    David and Kim Chauvin are big visionaries, currently owning three businesses in Dulac, Louisiana: David Chauvin Seafood Company, the Bluewater individually quick frozen (IQF) shrimp-processing plant and Mariah Jade Shrimp Co. The name Mariah Jade carries significant meaning for obvious reasons to the Chauvin family. Not only is it the name of the family’s 73-foot trawler...

    Read More August 13, 2021