Shrimp Tales

  • 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 June 29, 2022
  • Soak Up the Summer With This Summer Shrimp Salad!

    This recipe for Summer Shrimp Salad is sunny, sweet and healthy too!   SUMMER SHRIMP SALAD INGREDIENTS: 1 pound cooked wild-caught American shrimp, peeled and deveined 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 pound fresh spinach 3 large oranges, peeled and cut into segments 1 medium red onion, sliced...

    Read More June 28, 2022
  • Got Frozen Shrimp? You’ve Got Quick and Easy Dinners!

    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 June 27, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Carla Snyder

    Carla has spent over 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, culinary team building company owner, freelance food writer and co-author of numerous cookbooks. Her work has appeared in Bon Appètit, Chili Pepper, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Fun and numerous local and regional magazines and newspapers. She...

    Read More June 24, 2022
  • 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 June 24, 2022
  • Eat Wild American Shrimp To Avoid Unknown Substances In Some Imported Shrimp

    First, the good news. When American consumers use wild-caught American shrimp – whether they’re in a piping hot bowl of gumbo or placed over a bed of tasty pasta – they can be assured that those shrimp were caught responsibly and are free from harmful substances. They are caught by American shrimpers in the warm,...

    Read More June 24, 2022
  • Why the USDA Says to Eat More Shrimp!

    Every 5 years, the current USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee creates a detailed dietary guideline providing recommendations to help Americans make food and beverage choices that contribute to an overall healthier diet. In preparation for those guidelines, the Committee also creates a scientific report discussing initial research and observed trends to be addressed. To help condense...

    Read More June 22, 2022
  • Savor the Flavor of This Shrimp and Wild Rice Bake!

    INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 pounds wild-caught American shrimp: boiled, peeled and deveined 1 large green pepper, chopped 3 (10 1/2-ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimentos 2 cups finely-chopped onion 3/4 cup water 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 (6-ounce) box wild rice 1 pound cheddar cheese, shredded DIRECTIONS: Dilute soup with...

    Read More June 21, 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 June 20, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: R. A. Lesso Seafood, Inc.

    When Rudy Lesso Jr. walks into his office, he is greeted with a perfect panoramic view of the Biloxi Back Bay. On a clear blue sky kind of morning when the wind is still, the surface of the water is like glass and beautifully captures a pristine reflection of shrimp boats lined around his docks...

    Read More June 17, 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 June 17, 2022
  • 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 June 15, 2022
  • Snip’s Gulf-Caught Shrimp Cups

    INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds of boiled wild-caught American shrimp 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup onions 1/3 cup green onions 1 package of cheddar cheese 1 loaf of bread without crust or English muffins DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. For serving, place...

    Read More June 10, 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 June 10, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Scott Varnedoe

    SCOTT VARNEDOE JUBAN’S CREOLE RESTAURANT Chef Scott Varnedoe has been cooking up Louisiana cuisine for years. Born in Pensacola, Florida, and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Scott Varnedoe’s early exposure to food and cooking came through his parents and brother — all accomplished cooks. Inspired to follow in his brother’s footsteps, Varnedoe studied under Louisiana...

    Read More June 10, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Seabrook Seafood, Inc.

    Seabrook Seafood, Inc. is based in Kemah, Texas, a beautiful waterfront city located about 20 miles south of Houston. The name Kemah is an Indian word that means “wind in my face” — a fitting description for the steadfast breeze that has guided shrimpers to reap the bountiful harvest Galveston Bay has provided for centuries....

    Read More June 9, 2022