Shrimp Tales

  • Don’t Forget the Little Guy (the Little Shrimp, That Is)

    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 February 18, 2021
  • Peel & Devein Your Shrimp Like a Pro!

    Peeling and deveining raw shrimp is easier than you might think! The only equipment you’ll need is your hands and a paring knife. You’ll also need a receptacle for discards and, of course, some plump, flavorful Wild American Shrimp from one of the many processor-members of the American Seafood Processors Association. Chef Todd Reilly, Program...

    Read More February 1, 2021
  • 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 January 26, 2021
  • Do You Know Your Shrimp’s History?

    Americans ate 16.1 pounds of seafood on average in 2018, the most in nearly a decade. 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 nutrients of the Gulf of Mexico...

    Read More December 28, 2020
  • Squashing Recipe Development by Robert St. John

    Robert St. John, a Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate, writes a weekly column with topics ranging from traveling tips to cooking advice and recipes. Here is one of his columns on recipe development and how he created one of his most popular dishes. ~~~ Recipe inspiration comes from many places. Sometimes it’s a thought out of thin...

    Read More November 23, 2020
  • Americans Will Soon Receive Wild American Shrimp From Food Banks Through USDA Program

    Several American Shrimp Processors Association/Wild American Shrimp member companies are currently packaging and shipping delicious, wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic shrimp destined for food banks and drive-thru food pantries across America. The shrimp are being provided through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.  The orders are part of a $30 million purchase of wild-caught USA shrimp...

    Read More October 6, 2020
  • U.S. Congressman Garret Graves Announces Next Steps for USDA Shrimp Purchase, Providing Meals for Families

    Pre-solicitation notice for shrimp released August 25, 2020 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the pre-solicitation notice for shrimp purchases. “This relief announcement comes after months of work with all stakeholders from the top-down. We...

    Read More August 25, 2020
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  • ASPA Applauds White House Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth

    May 7, 2020 Biloxi, Mississippi – The White House issued an Executive Order yesterday promoting America’s seafood competitiveness through streamlined aquaculture development and promotion of fair and reciprocal trade in seafood products. The EO is the culmination of years of Administration work following the Department of Commerce 2018 seafood strategic plan.  The American Shrimp Processors...

    Read More May 7, 2020
  • Bill Being Considered to Provide $300 Million to Fisheries – If Passed, Funds Can Be Direct Payments

    Bill being voted on today. $300 million for fishery participants from Commerce. These funds can include direct payments. Little detail is available other than the proposed language. Please see page 30 of document at link below. SENATE BILL THAT INLCUDES $300 MILLION FOR FISHERIES  

    Read More March 25, 2020
  • Shrimp Industry Delegation Meets With Senator Roger Wicker in D.C.

    During visits to Washington D.C. on behalf of the domestic shrimp industry, the delegation had the pleasure of meeting with Senator Roger Wicker, who took time out during the busy impeachment trial to hear about the industry’s issues and concerns. We appreciate his interest and concern for ensuring the viability of the domestic shrimp industry...

    Read More January 28, 2020
  • Wild American Shrimp Supplier Makes Appearance Alongside Drew Brees on Undercover Boss

    Wild American Shrimp got some love on Undercover Boss tonight when our member processor C.F. Gollott & Son Seafood, Inc and their great employee Mike had a cameo alongside the boss himself. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Brees, who became a co-owner of Walk-ons Bistreaux & Bar in 2015, went undercover along with founder,...

    Read More January 9, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Rob Stinson Showcases Shrimp Basilica Dish on WLOX

    Chef Rob Stinson of Salute recently joined the WLOX crew for their “In The Kitchen” segment to showcase one of his signature dishes at his restaurant: Shrimp Basilica. Check out the video below as Chef Stinson walks you through this delectable dish. For more information on Chef Stinson and Salute, head over to his Chef...

    Read More November 20, 2019
  • Wild American Shrimp, Dallas & Jane Team Up for Unique Shrimp Dish

    Wild American Shrimp was on display over the weekend at the Made South Holiday Market in Franklin, Tennessee, as the American Shrimp Processors Association teamed up with Chef Alex Belew of Dallas & Jane by donating white, Gulf shrimp from Gollot’s Seafood for his Shrimp Corndog dish. Chef Belew was one of more than 100...

    Read More November 19, 2019
  • David Guas Announced as 2019 Wild American Shrimp Chef of the Year

    October 25, 2019, BILOXI, Mississippi – In the third year of annual award, Wild American Shrimp®, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA)’s marketing program for wild-caught Gulf and South Atlantic Shrimp, named Chef David Guas, Chef/Owner of Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, Virginia, as its 2019 Chef of the Year. Chef Guas...

    Read More October 25, 2019
  • Happy National Seafood Month

    It’s our favorite month of the year, and we want to know how you are celebrating National Seafood Month. Make sure to use the hashtag #NationalSeafoodMonth with any recipes, photos from shrimp taco night or days out on the boat looking for your next catch. You can also tag us on Facebook and Instagram @WildAmericanShrimp...

    Read More October 1, 2019