Shrimp Tales

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jim Smith

    CHEF JIM SMITH THE HUMMINGBIRD WAY Jim Smith is the former Executive Chef of the State of Alabama and Chairman of the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission. As the state chef, he placed an emphasis on using the best local ingredients and has made strides to encourage the support of local farmers and Alabama fishers. He...

    Read More April 16, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Dominick’s Seafood, Inc.

    Dominick’s Seafood, founded in 1992 by Dominick Ficarino, is just the latest venture in four generations of shrimp and seafood processing in the Ficarino family. With a fleet of seven boats named after family members like Dominick’s mother (Miss Barbara), his wife (Miss Loraine), his two daughters (Miss Ashleigh and Miss Hannah) and more, the...

    Read More April 16, 2021
  • The History of the Lapeyre Shrimp Peeling Machine

    The shrimp processing industry has a long and storied history, lined with a multitude of different innovations that have propelled the industry further and further forward to optimize the production of shrimp for the shrimp lovers of the world. Few inventions in the field have had a greater impact on both the Gulf Coast shrimping...

    Read More April 16, 2021
  • Shrimp School: The History of Jumbo’s Shrimp in Miami, Florida

    It’s time for another Shrimp History Lesson! Today we’re talking about Jumbo’s Shrimp – a seafood restaurant icon of Miami, Florida’s Liberty City district – complete with photos of actual Jumbo’s signage and memorabilia courtesy of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana! Described by the Miami New Times as “the Temple of Fried Shrimp,” Jumbo’s...

    Read More April 15, 2021
  • Shrimp: The Protein-Packed Superfood

    Wild-caught shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic aren’t just packed full of delicious flavor, they’re also filled with a variety of nutrients that can improve your health. This includes a key macronutrient that helps you build and maintain muscle mass: protein! It seems that everyone is always trying to find new ways...

    Read More April 14, 2021
  • Recipe: Shrimp and Pork Belly Ramen

    SHRIMP & PORK BELLY RAMEN GARNISH Wild-caught American shrimp (3 per serving) 2 oz Braised pork belly (1 per serving) Soft-boiled egg (1 per serving) Nori (2 pieces per serving) Chili oil (recipe follows) Togarashi (recipe follows) Scallion curls RAMEN BROTH Ingredients: 2 qt Pork belly braising liquid 6 Garlic cloves Ginger (thumb-sized piece, chopped)...

    Read More April 13, 2021
  • A Variety of Main Dish Options Can Start With Frozen Shrimp

    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 April 12, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Chef Peter Vauthy

    PETER VAUTHY RED, THE STEAKHOUSE Executive Chef Peter Vauthy is mixing things up with his new restaurant, Red South Beach, while staying true to his homegrown roots. Inspired by what he learned from his family while incorporating his unique perspective on the classics, Chef Vauthy’s envelope-pushing culinary masterpieces stem from the marriage of innovation and...

    Read More April 9, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Gulf Pride Enterprises, Inc.

    Gulf Pride Enterprises, Inc. is naturally all about one thing: pride. It’s a word that represents the 60-year-old family-operated Biloxi business well — a company now run by owner Wally Gollott. Not only does the name signify a high standard of quality for the 50,000 pounds of wild-caught Gulf shrimp processed daily during the season,...

    Read More April 9, 2021
  • 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 9, 2021
  • In Honor of Bertha V. Fontaine: American Seafood Advocate

    In the world of seafood, there are some advocates of wild-caught, American shrimp that go above and beyond the average supporter: Bertha V. Fontaine was one such individual. Although born in Memphis, Tennessee, Fontaine spent most of her life in Mississippi. After graduating from the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus along with some graduate...

    Read More April 8, 2021
  • Wonder if Forrest Gump Knew This? There’s White Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Brown Rock Shrimp, Royal Red 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 7, 2021
  • Recipe: Wild-Caught Shrimp Gumbo

    INGREDIENTS: 4 tablespoons olive oil 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, browned dark 3 bunches of green onions 3 large onions, chopped 6 cloves of chopped garlic, minced 1 bell pepper – green or yellow, chopped 1/2 bunch of celery chopped 3 pounds okra chopped 1 large center cut ham, chopped 1 can tomato sauce 3 –...

    Read More April 6, 2021
  • Get Fired Up for Fajitas, Shrimp Style

    You don’t have to wait until Taco Tuesday for delicious shrimp fajitas! Every day can be fajita day when your recipes are quick and easy! There’s something about that sizzling, aromatic pan of deliciousness that’s irresistible. And each family member can personalize their fajitas with their favorite toppings. Wild American Shrimp are a natural choice...

    Read More April 5, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: James Aptakin

    JAMES APTAKIN LAYERS OF FLAVOR If there had been a Junior Master Chef Competition when James Aptakin was ten-years-old, there is no question that he would have won the big prize. Baking shortbread and jam cookies at the age of eight and making complete dinners for family and friends by 5th grade, James was on...

    Read More April 2, 2021
  • 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 2, 2021