Shrimp Tales

  • Do You Know Where Your Shrimp Come From?

    Americans eat over 10 pounds of seafood on average every year, with shrimp alone taking up around 4 of those pounds on average. But how many of us know where our shrimp come from? Only wild-caught, American shrimp give you the succulent flavor that transports your mouth to a seaside resort – enriched from the sun-soaked...

    Read More March 31, 2022
  • “Shrimplify” Your Next Meal with This Fast and Easy Recipe for Shrimp & Grits!

    This recipe for Shrimp & Grits is a Southern classic dish made fast and easy: guaranteed to “Shrimplify” your life! INGREDIENTS: • 2 Cups of yellow corn grits, or grits of your choice • 1/4 Cup of butter • 1 onion, diced • A half-block of cream cheese (optional) • 1.5 pounds of wild-caught, American...

    Read More March 29, 2022
  • Little Shrimp Pack Big Flavor!

    It’s common behavior to automatically reach for the largest, juiciest-looking shrimp you can find when sourcing ingredients for your next shrimp dish. However, did you know that smaller sizes of shrimp can be just as delicious? Smaller-sized shrimp aren’t just the “shrimp” of shrimp. Small shrimp (less than 61-70 size) are more tender and are...

    Read More March 28, 2022
  • 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 March 25, 2022
  • 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 March 25, 2022
  • Don’t Just Buy American: Cook American

    There are some shrimp dishes that are just classic American – Shrimp Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, Shrimp & Grits and more. But it’s hard to call a dish an American classic without cooking it with American ingredients. These classics and many more need wild-caught, American shrimp to taste their best. Shrimp Gumbo How do you get...

    Read More March 25, 2022
  • Which Shrimp Eat Better: Wild-Caught American or Farm-Raised Imported?

    With how much we love to savor the mouthwatering flavor of wild-caught American shrimp, it can leave one wondering what shrimp like to eat. Also, other than us humans, what animals love to eat shrimp just as much as we do? Pull up a chair at the dinner table, because it’s time for another lesson...

    Read More March 23, 2022
  • How Railroads and Ice Revolutionized the Shrimp Industry

    First through train from Houston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, upon the opening of Morgan’s Louisiana and Texas Railroad (1880)   In our day and age, we often don’t appreciate how easy it is to access the superior taste of wild-caught, American shrimp. From the aisles of our local grocery stores to docks populated by...

    Read More March 21, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Robert St. John

    ROBERT ST. JOHN NEW SOUTH RESTAURANT GROUP Chef, Author, Restaurateur & World-Class Eater. Robert St. John has spent almost four decades in the restaurant business. Thirty-two of those years have been as the owner, CEO and Executive Chef of the Purple Parrot Seafood & Steaks, Crescent City Grill, Mahogany Bar, Branch, Tabella, and Ed’s Burger...

    Read More March 18, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Bayou Shrimp Processors, Inc.

    The history of Bayou Shrimp Processors located in Delcambre, Louisiana, is a rich novel that draws upon a seafood heritage dating back to multiple generations. Although a handful of owners have come and gone over the years since the plant was built in 1995, the operation is full of valued long-term employees who embrace the...

    Read More March 18, 2022
  • Get Your Daily Dosage of Vitamins with Wild American Shrimp!

    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 March 18, 2022
  • Shrimp to the Weekday Rescue!

    If “crazy busy” describes most of your days, Wild American Shrimp can be your best friend in the kitchen. Shrimp cook in only a matter of minutes. Keep them handy in your freezer, and the possibilities for a quick, easy and delicious weeknight meal are endless. Because Wild American Shrimp are first frozen as soon...

    Read More March 16, 2022
  • Make Dinner Easy With This Quick Mississippi Shrimp Creole!

    INGREDIENTS:     2 pounds raw Wild American Shrimp®, peeled (weight is after shelling) 1 cup bell pepper chopped 1/2 cup onion chopped 1/4 cup celery, finely-chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 jar Prego® Traditional tomato sauce (don’t substitute brands) 1 bay leaf 6 slices bacon* 1 cup seasoned chicken stock Cayenne to taste 3-4...

    Read More March 15, 2022
  • Wild American Shrimp: A Great Source of Calcium!

    We’ve spoken many times about how wild-caught American shrimp are more than being tasty, they are also packed with a variety of health benefits!  Thanks to the wide variety of nutrients they contain, they assist with everything from supporting hair growth to helping prevent cancer. Today, we want to discuss one of shrimp’s most essential...

    Read More March 14, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Nathalie Dupree

    NATHALIE DUPREE South Carolinian Nathalie Dupree is a best-selling author of 14 cookbooks and the host of more than 300 television shows for The Food Network, PBS, and The Learning Channel. She has been prominently featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune as well as Bon Appétit, Food and Wine,...

    Read More March 11, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Ocean Springs Seafood, Inc.

    At the foot of 400 Front Beach Drive in Ocean Springs, Miss., there is a piece of land with only pillars sticking up from the ground, and even though the building that once housed Ocean Springs Seafood Market, Inc., is no longer there, the history behind this property made a significant contribution to the storybook...

    Read More March 11, 2022