Shrimp Tales

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Rob Stinson

    ROB STINSON THE REEF Chef Rob Stinson attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, majoring in business management. He trained under Cordon Bleu Chef Gerald Thabuis; former Chef for President of France, Charles DeGaulle; Master Italian Chef Ciro Cuomo, and Creole Chef Nathaniel Burton. Stinson is executive chef and owner of three award-winning restaurants on the...

    Read More April 29, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Philly Seafood Co.

    Founded in 2000 but with years of shrimping history before that, Philly Seafood Co. is family-owned and operated by the Garcias. The patriarch – Edward Garcia, Sr. – has been shrimping since he was a teenager and was the first Hispanic Gulf shrimp boat owner in Matagorda Bay, Texas. Today, with his daughter Regina running...

    Read More April 29, 2022
  • Shrimp Scampi Is America’s Favorite Recipe According to America’s Test Kitchen!

    Shrimp scampi is an incredibly popular way to serve shrimp, and it’s easy to see why! Pairing the sweet taste of wild-caught shrimp with the savory flavor of a garlic butter sauce makes a match made in seafood heaven. However, shrimp scampi isn’t just a popular shrimp dish. In a vote held by America’s Test...

    Read More April 29, 2022
  • Want to Improve Your Heart Health? Eat More Shrimp!

    There’s no denying the mouthwatering taste of red meat such as a steak cooked to perfection. Along with its great taste, red meat contains high amounts of protein, so much so that even three ounces of steak meets approximately 45% of the recommended Daily Value of protein. However, there has been much discussion surrounding the...

    Read More April 25, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Aaron Cuschieri

    AARON CUSCHIERI THE DEARBORN After working under a number of the country’s most acclaimed chefs throughout the last decade of his career, Detroit native Aaron Cuschieri steps up for the very first time as an independent Executive Chef launching his own vision at The Dearborn in Chicago. An urban American tavern owned and operated by...

    Read More April 22, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Dean Blanchard Seafood, Inc.

    Dean Blanchard Seafood is one of the largest shrimp distributors in the United States. Their advantageous location in Grand Isle, Louisiana is a convenient stop for countless shrimpers that have unloaded at the dock for more than 30 years. This fishing town full of heritage and history is a Mississippi River Delta barrier island that...

    Read More April 22, 2022
  • Celebrate the Sustainability of Shrimp This Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day from Wild American Shrimp! Earth Day is an annual movement where people around the world demonstrate their support for environmental protection and the future of our planet by taking action to help nature through practices such as recycling or cleaning up litter. The idea is for these good habits to last for...

    Read More April 22, 2022
  • So Many Different Types of Shrimp!

    Picture this: you’re at the grocery store looking to buy some wild-caught U.S. shrimp for dinner tonight. You know that they’re delicious, healthy and can easily fit into a variety of different recipes. But once you get to the seafood section and have a look at the shrimp, you realize just how many different kinds...

    Read More April 18, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Eric Lackey

    Eric Lackey Smuggler’s Restaurants and Bars Eric Lackey is an award-winning chef with over 25 years of experience in fine dining, currently serving as Executive Chef and Managing Director of Smuggler’s Restaurants and Bars. He worked as the Executive Chef of Ulele in Tampa, Florida, the Grill at Feather Sound and Grillmarks in Largo, as well...

    Read More April 15, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Indian Ridge Shrimp Company

    Andrew Blanchard is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of the shrimp industry in Chauvin, Louisiana. He was born and raised in the area, and his distinguishable Cajun accent is a reflection of the cultural heritage still celebrated in this small town located on the water in Terrebonne Parish. This industry...

    Read More April 15, 2022
  • Fun Fact Friday: Belgium’s Horseback Shrimpers

    For nearly 700 years, the shrimpers of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, have been using draft horses to help them pursue the local catch. Typically weighing more than 2,000 pounds, these horses are well suited to the task of carrying shrimp fishermen through the cold waters of the North Sea, but only after at least a year of...

    Read More April 15, 2022
  • Learn How to Devein Shrimp Like a Pro!

    Have you ever eaten shrimp and noticed a thin black strip along their back? The technique to remove this strip is called deveining, but it’s actually not a vein: it’s the shrimp’s digestive tract, and the dark shade is from grit in the tract. The “vein” isn’t harmful if eaten. It’s not essential to devein...

    Read More April 13, 2022
  • Recipe: Mississippi Gulf Shrimp Diablo

    INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds raw Wild American Shrimp®, peeled and deveined 1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms 1 cup sliced celery 2 teaspoons chives 1/2 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons Season-all 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1/4 cup brandy, heated 1/2 cup butter 12 cherry tomatoes 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1/4 teaspoon tarragon leaves 1 teaspoon dry...

    Read More April 12, 2022
  • Shrimp and Grits: From Country Cooking to Countrywide Acclaim!

    Not all that long ago, shrimp and grits was a decidedly regional dish. But with the popularity of cooking shows and social media and the rise of celebrity chefs, what once was enjoyed by a few has become a beloved dish of many, not just those who live in the Low Country of South Carolina...

    Read More April 11, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: David Dickensauge

    DAVID DICKENSAUGE BEAUSOLEIL COASTAL CUISINE David Dickensauge has scaled great culinary heights to learn from the best in the restaurant industry. Over twenty years after venturing out on his own, he is blazing his own path as chef of Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Beginning in New Orleans, he worked under James Beard Award-winner...

    Read More April 8, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Captain’s Fine Foods, LLC

    Captain’s Fine Foods was founded by businessman Mac Chen, who grew up in his family’s successful seafood business. He emigrated with his family to the United States from Taiwan in 1976 but didn’t like the climate in Chicago so he and his family, including young daughter Irene, moved South to Tampa, a city whose history...

    Read More April 8, 2022