Shrimp Tales

  • Buying Wild-Caught U.S. Shrimp Supports Sustainability

    We’ve talked in the past about the importance of always buying wild-caught American shrimp. From the benefits they have over farm-raised and imported shrimp to how buying wild and American means you’re supporting American workers to the significance of reading labels, we aim to make it easy for the eco-conscious consumer to buy shrimp from...

    Read More February 28, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Kevin Nashan

    KEVIN NASHAN SIDNEY STREET CAFE Chef Kevin Nashan, James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Midwest, is chef/owner of the acclaimed Sidney Street Cafe and The Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. in St. Louis. Nashan has been at the helm of Sidney Street Cafe for over a decade, where he crafts dishes with a myriad of...

    Read More February 25, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Tommy’s Seafood

    The seafood industry has a strong reputation for generational blessings where a trade is passed down through father-to-son lineage. In the case of the Delaunes, who operate Tommy’s Seafood in New Orleans, it truly is a family affair featuring Tommy, owner and president; his wife, Maria, secretary and treasurer; and their four sons, Chalin, vice...

    Read More February 25, 2022
  • Does Your Local Grocery Store Accurately Label Its Shrimp?

    Over the years, the American Shrimp Processors Association and Wild American Shrimp have encouraged consumers to look at the front and back of packages of shrimp in grocery stores. We want people to make sure they are buying wild-caught American shrimp and not imported, farm-raised shrimp. Some imported brands use Americanized brand names and package...

    Read More February 25, 2022
  • Got Frozen Shrimp? You’ve Got Tons of Dinner Options!

    Original article by Denise Clemons for Cape Gazette A bag of frozen shrimp is one of the best resources for those busy days when you’ve forgotten to plan dinner or you haven’t left yourself enough time to execute the plan you had. I’m not talking about the tiny breaded variety or the kind that has...

    Read More February 23, 2022
  • Wild-Caught Shrimp and Tasty Bacon Make a Perfect Combo [With Videos]!

    Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp on the grill! Nothing beats having a party with your family and friends! However, when it comes to food, what are you supposed to serve? Chips, dip and other finger foods are all classic go-to’s, but if you’re asking us for a real crowd-pleaser, we can’t think of anything tastier than bacon-wrapped shrimp!...

    Read More February 22, 2022
  • 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 February 21, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Michael-Ann Rowe

    MICHAEL-ANN ROWE TV PERSONALITY, FOOD JOURNALIST, SUSTAINABILITY ADVOCATE Michael-Ann is an Emmy® Award-winning food & travel journalist for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. Her debut series was broadcast on PBS, of which Part I was focused on seafood in New Brunswick, Canada, where she was born. She is the host of a...

    Read More February 18, 2022
  • 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 more...

    Read More February 18, 2022
  • Everything You Need to Know About Shrimp Counts and Sizes

    When shopping for wild-caught U.S. shrimp at a local grocery store or online, you may be wondering what size and number of shrimp are right for you. If you don’t know what “shrimp counts” or “shrimp sizes” mean, then you may find yourself stranded in unfamiliar waters. That’s why we’re here to help break down...

    Read More February 18, 2022
  • Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Nick Wallace Cooks Meals for Families in Need

    March 30, 2021 — Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Nick Wallace, owner and executive chef of Nick Wallace Culinary, has been providing hot meals to families in need in his native area of Jackson, Mississippi. The capital has been experiencing an ongoing water crisis for several weeks, where residences across the city have been left...

    Read More February 16, 2022
  • “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 February 15, 2022
  • Wild American Shrimp Make for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner!

    This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re out on a perfect dinner date, hanging out with the gals (or guys), or just treating yourself (because hey, you’ve earned it!), nothing makes for a better dinner than Wild American Shrimp! Why you may ask? Well, what better food for the day full of hearts than a meal that’s...

    Read More February 14, 2022
  • 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 February 11, 2022
  • 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 February 11, 2022
  • Celebrate the Big Game with These Shrimp Party Snacks!

    The Big Game is upon us, and that means gathering with friends and family in front of the TV to watch the biggest game of the year! Of course, no Super Bowl watch party would be complete without an assortment of party snacks to munch on from kick-off to the last touchdown. Instead of going...

    Read More February 11, 2022