Shrimp Tales

  • Peel & Devein Your Shrimp Like a Pro!

    Peeling and deveining raw shrimp is easier than you might think! The only things you’ll need are your hands and a paring knife. You’ll also need a receptacle for discards and, of course, some flavorful wild-caught American shrimp from one of the many members of the American Seafood Processors Association. Chef Todd Reilly, Program Lead...

    Read More September 29, 2021
  • Five (5) of 2021’s Top Cooking Trends Meet Wild American Shrimp

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives in drastic ways, but one of the most pronounced is how much time we’ve had to spend at home self-quarantining. For many of us, this has meant more time spent in the kitchen preparing our own meals and attempting to hone our cooking skills. Because of...

    Read More September 27, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Ryan Nelson

    RYAN NELSON LATE HARVEST KITCHEN Ryan Nelson opened Late Harvest Kitchen in 2011. Late Harvest Kitchen is a locally sourced, farm-to-table restaurant and opened to rave reviews. In 2012, Indianapolis Monthly awarded the restaurant its highly coveted “Restaurant of the Year” award. Ryan serves a seasonal menu that often changes based on market availability. Ryan’s...

    Read More September 24, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: JBS Packing Company, Inc.

    Jack Hemmenway is the owner and longstanding patriarch of JBS Packing Company, Inc. located in Port Arthur, Texas. A conversation with him is a one-of-a-kind experience. Jack has dedicated his life to the shrimp industry and the collection of stories he can tell will either make you laugh, cry, or just be incredibly thankful to...

    Read More September 24, 2021
  • JoJo’s Deviled Eggs with Gulf-Caught Shrimp Recipe

    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 September 23, 2021
  • Ridin’ the Tide Out! Wild Shrimp Migrate and Pick Up Great Taste Along the Way

    During colder months, people across the country are left wishing for warmer days, so much so that they may travel to warmer vistas. Did you know that shrimp also try to stay warm by migrating to warmer waters? Shrimp, particularly brown shrimp, are just as opposed to the cold as we are. In fact, brown...

    Read More September 22, 2021
  • Grilled Chilled Shrimp Rolls Recipe

      Recipe courtesy of Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro (2015, Oxmoor House) by David Guas, Chef/Owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery – Arlington, VA “This is my take on the classic New England lobster roll. Serve this buttery, rich sandwich with a crisp, cold Sam...

    Read More September 21, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: James Aptakin

    JAMES APTAKIN LAYERS OF FLAVOR If there had been a Junior Master Chef Competition when James Aptakin was ten-years-old, there is no question that he would have won the big prize. Baking shortbread and jam cookies at the age of eight and making complete dinners for family and friends by 5th grade, James was on...

    Read More September 9, 2021
  • Recipe: Gulf Snapper and Confetti Shrimp

    GULF SNAPPER AND CONFETTI SHRIMP RECIPE BY: WILD AMERICAN SHRIMP® CHEF ADVOCATE, MONTE SHEFFIELD  Ingredients 4          Snapper fillets, skin off ½        Lb. medium, peeled and deveined Wild American Shrimp ¼        Cup olive oil 3          Cloves of garlic ½      ...

    Read More September 9, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Lafitte Frozen Foods, Corp.

    Lafitte Frozen Foods Corporation is a family-owned operation that has gained a solid reputation in the shrimp industry as one of the largest domestic processors in the United States. The impeccable approach to providing customers with a quality product for over three decades is attributed to the company’s dedicated team, which is comprised of a...

    Read More September 9, 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 September 9, 2021
  • Spice Up Your Next Meal With Jerry’s Mississippi Jambalaya Creole

    INGREDIENTS 10 pounds Wild American Shrimp®, cleaned and peeled 6 onions, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 whole celery, diced 2 bunches green onions, diced 1 pound bacon, finely diced 2 pounds smoked sausage, diced 1 10-pound bag of chicken leg quarters 1 large can crushed tomatoes 2 (28-ounce)...

    Read More September 9, 2021
  • ASPA Member Processors Provide Free Ice to Louisiana Communities Left Without Electricity by Hurricane Ida

    The recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ida has left dozens of areas and thousands of people in Louisiana and beyond without electricity or even homes to call their own. There’s not a shrimp processor in the Gulf South that has not at one time or another been in the aftermath of a hurricane without power...

    Read More September 8, 2021
  • Cool Off With This Recipe for Refreshingly Delicious Wild American Shrimp Ceviche

    WILD AMERICAN SHRIMP CEVICHE By Chef Advocate, James Aptakin   CEVICHE INGREDIENTS 5 lbs. shrimp, diced & poached in coconut milk till medium, then cooled down, diced 1 ea Maui onions diced 1/2 ea red onions diced 10 ea purple potato diced 3 ea corn grilled husked 2 ea mango grilled diced 1 ea papaya...

    Read More September 7, 2021
  • Celebrate Labor Day with This Grilled Shrimp and Citrus Recipe!

    Happy Labor Day! Today is the day to hit the pool, soak up the sun and, of course, cook out with family and friends. Before kicking off the fireworks and fun, this grilled shrimp recipe with a citrusy twist will make preparing for any festivities easier! After all, nothing quite celebrates a holiday like the...

    Read More September 3, 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 September 3, 2021