Shrimp Tales

  • 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