Shrimp Tales

  • Buy Local. Buy Wild American Shrimp.

    From the United States’ highest mountains to the beaches on all of our coasts, buying local means buying American. The current pandemic has left Americans wondering where they can go to get quality food for their families and who they can trust to provide it to them. Many grocery stores are finding it hard to…

    Read More October 19, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jonathan Bennett

    JONATHAN BENNETT RED, THE STEAKHOUSE Most of us have childhood memories about a favorite food. Jonathan Bennett carries those memories with him every day. These aren’t images of sauce-laden, vertically presented pieces of art. They are his reality. Honest-to-goodness, real food -simplicity created from transforming basic ingredients into something so simple yet so delicious that…

    Read More October 16, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Smith & Sons Seafood

    Since 1955, Smith & Sons Seafood in Darien, Georgia, has operated as a successful processor gleaning from abundant shrimp harvests pulled from South Atlantic waters. Walter “Big John” Smith Jr., vice president, 43, is the youngest of the sons and is now at the helm of the company that was started by his father, Walter…

  • Why Are Flamingos Pink and What Does It Have to Do With Shrimp?

    The flamingo: an exotic bird perhaps most well-known for its distinct pink color. Because of this unique technicolor trait, flamingos are flocked to by adoring audiences at zoos, aquariums, Florida, and more. While it’s true that flamingos are near-synonymous with the color pink, have you ever wondered why flamingos are pink? Especially when so many…

  • 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 producers who are members of the American Seafood Processors Association. Chef…

    Read More October 13, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Kevin Nashan

    KEVIN NASHAN SIDNEY STREET CAFE Chef Kevin Nashan, James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Midwest, is chef/owner of the acclaimed Sidney Street Cafe and The Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. in St. Louis. Nashan has been at the helm of Sidney Street Cafe for more than 10 years, where he crafts dishes with a myriad…

    Read More October 9, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Graham Shrimp Company

    Bayou La Batre, Alabama is a land of opportunity fueled by the bounty of the Gulf of Mexico, as Ernie Anderson and his father-in-law Steve Graham of Graham Shrimp Co. Inc. will tell you after four generations of success in the shrimp and seafood processing industries. Through hard work and honest living, the faces behind…

  • Fun Fact Friday: The Largest Shrimp Ever Caught

    It’s time for another Fun Fact Friday! Did you know? Allegedly, the largest shrimp ever caught measured nearly 16 inches and was purchased for $800 by a Colombian biologist! Here’s how the story goes. According to UnderwaterTimes.com, in the middle of April 2006 in Cartagena, Colombia – right on the coast of the Caribbean Sea…

  • How to Serve Up Shrimp to Your Lil’ Shrimp!

    On Facebook, Angela Portier shared a picture of her adorable son Henry Luke enjoying some delicious wild-caught American shrimp! Thanks, Angela! The wildest part about it: Henry Luke is only 9 months old! Of course, at Wild American Shrimp we believe in starting as early as possible when it comes to eating wild-caught shrimp, but…

    Read More October 8, 2020
  • Happy National Seafood Month 2020!

    It’s our favorite month of the year, October, which can only mean one thing: it’s National Seafood Month! Here at Wild American Shrimp, we’ll be celebrating all month long with daily blog posts on Wild American Shrimp recipes, history, sustainability, health, nutrition, processors, Chef Advocates, and more! We’re taking the opportunity to celebrate everything we…

    Read More October 7, 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
  • Dr. Oz Discusses All Things Shrimp

    On an episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Oz discussed various thoughts and issues revolving around shrimp, both American and imported, wild-caught and farm-raised. At the beginning of the episode, Dr. Oz and investigative team member Mara Shiavocampo broke down the drawbacks of imported shrimp. In India, there have been concerns over recent testing…

    Read More October 5, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Paul Piazza & Son, Inc.

    For more than 125 years and through four generations, the Paul Piazza & Son family has been providing Premium, Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp to customers throughout the United States. From the beginning, the company has always worked to be the perfect partner for its customers and continues that tradition to this day. “Our objective is to…

    Read More October 2, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: John Currence

    JOHN CURRENCE CITY GROCERY Chef John Currence was born and raised in New Orleans, LA to a family that loved to cook and spend time in the kitchen. His mother’s travels with his father during his childhood, combined with the family’s several years in Europe, brought the dishes of the world to their dinner table,…

  • Buying Fresh Shrimp? Here’s What to Consider

    Wild American Shrimp are naturally delicious either frozen or fresh. But if you’re buying fresh shrimp, how can you know your potential purchase is truly fresh? Shrimp that have been freshly caught still have the heads on. Heads should be removed before shrimp are frozen, to prevent mushy texture. Make sure there is no “fishy”…

    Read More October 1, 2020
  • SHRIMP SCHOOL: How Shrimpers Actually Catch Wild-Caught Shrimp!

    For all of the shrimp that Americans eat (the average American consumes 4.1 pounds of shrimp per year) one might wonder, “How do shrimpers catch those delicious wild-caught shrimp?” What is surprising to many is that shrimp are an annual crop that is inherently sustainable. The shrimp that our members process are caught in the…

    Read More September 30, 2020