Shrimp Tales

  • Shrimp’s Secret Super Nutrient: Selenium!

    As we’ve outlined in other blog posts, shrimp are an excellent source of natural elements that offer a variety of health benefits, such as preventing arteries from clogging and being a great source of lean protein. Today, we will discuss the benefits of a certain element in shrimp that you might not even know about:...

    Read More January 18, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Tory McPhail

    TORY MCPHAIL REVELRY, JAM! AND DAVE’S SUSHI A native of Ferndale, Washington, a small agricultural town on the Canadian border, Tory McPhail grew up on his family’s farm, eating fresh, locally sourced foods and building an early appreciation for their origin. After attending school in Seattle, Chef McPhail opted for a start in New Orleans....

    Read More January 14, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Pamlico Packing Company

    Pamlico Packing Company is one of North Carolina’s premier processing operations, as well as a top supplier of specialty seafood products to various markets all along the East Coast. Bountiful harvests of shrimp, flounder and Atlantic Blue Crab are pulled seasonally from the state’s Pamlico Sound, the nation’s largest lagoonal estuary, and second in size...

    Read More January 14, 2022
  • How Tacos Made with Sweet Gulf Shrimp Helped Save an Austin Food Business

    Beth DiBaggio and Rafael Rodriguez were running a successful catering company, La Pera, in Austin, Texas – whipping up locally-sourced Latin dishes and catering 250 to 300 events of a wide variety every year for two years – only for everything to come to a dramatic halt after the onset of the coronavirus. Now, they’ve...

    Read More January 14, 2022
  • How TV Helped Popularize Shrimp

    An old saying goes, “Without the past, there is no future,” and we couldn’t agree more, especially when we think about all the incredible things that had to happen for the American shrimp industry to flourish. Entire generations of working with shrimp as we know today wouldn’t be nearly as prosperous without several key advancements...

    Read More January 12, 2022
  • Spice Up Your Next Meal with Wild-Caught Shrimp Gumbo!

    INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons olive oil 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, browned dark 3 bunches of green onions 3 large onions, chopped 6 cloves of chopped garlic, minced 1 bell pepper – green or yellow, chopped 1/2 bunch of celery chopped 3 pounds okra chopped 1 large center cut ham, chopped 1 can tomato sauce 3 –...

    Read More January 11, 2022
  • It’s a Toss-Up! The Best Shrimp and Salad Pairings

    As the new year rolls around, more people are following through on New Year’s Resolutions to eat healthier. Thus, we’d like to assist those looking to improve their health without sacrificing flavor with some of our favorite recipes for shrimp salad! The USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee recommends two cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables. A...

    Read More January 10, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Brody Olive

    BRODY OLIVE PERDIDO BEACH RESORT Chef Brody Olive heads the culinary team at Perdido Beach Resort as the Executive Chef. In this role, he leads the culinary team encompassing all food and beverage operations throughout the hotel’s four restaurants and multiple banquet facilities. Chef Olive brings to the resort an impressive background of training and...

    Read More January 7, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Dominick’s Seafood, Inc.

    Dominick’s Seafood, founded in 1992 by Dominick Ficarino, is just the latest venture in four generations of shrimp and seafood processing in the Ficarino family. With a fleet of seven boats named after family members like Dominick’s mother (Miss Barbara), his wife (Miss Loraine), his two daughters (Miss Ashleigh and Miss Hannah) and more, the...

    Read More January 7, 2022
  • Why Shrimp Are Pink and Why That’s Good for You!

    We’ve talked before in other blog posts about the health benefits of shrimp and shrimp consumption being the reason why flamingos are pink: seemingly two completely different topics (save for their focus on shrimp) that, today, we want to combine into one. Why are shrimp pink and what does that have to do with your...

    Read More January 7, 2022
  • Top 10 Reasons to Always Buy Wild-Caught American 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 January 5, 2022
  • Shrimp and Pork Belly Ramen Recipe

    SHRIMP & PORK BELLY RAMEN GARNISH Wild-caught American shrimp (3 per serving) 2 oz Braised pork belly (1 per serving) Soft-boiled egg (1 per serving) Nori (2 pieces per serving) Chili oil (recipe follows) Togarashi (recipe follows) Scallion curls RAMEN BROTH Ingredients: 2 qt Pork belly braising liquid 6 Garlic cloves Ginger (thumb-sized piece, chopped)...

    Read More January 4, 2022
  • Shrimp Are Perfect for a New Year’s Diet!

    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 January 3, 2022