Shrimp Tales

  • Don’t Just Buy American: Cook American

    There are some shrimp dishes that are just classic American – Shrimp Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, Shrimp and Grits, and more. But it’s hard to call a dish an American classic without cooking it with American ingredients. These classics and many more need wild-caught, American shrimp to taste their best. Shrimp Gumbo How do you get…

    Read More April 13, 2020
  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy Wild-Caught, U.S. Shrimp vs. Farm-Raised Imported Shrimp

    Here at Wild American Shrimp, you may see us talking a lot about the virtues of our Wild American shrimp the ultimate, most tasty shrimp in the world, which are caught in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. But how do you know which shrimp to buy in the store or order in a…

    Read More April 9, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: David Dickensauge

    DAVID DICKENSAUGE CORKS AND CLEAVER ITALIAN BISTRO David Dickensauge has scaled great culinary heights to learn from the best in the restaurant industry. Twenty-one years after venturing out on his own, he is blazing his own path as both executive chef for Bin 77 in Baton Rouge, LA and as co-owner and executive chef for…

    Read More April 8, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: JBS Packing Company, Inc.

    Jack Hemmenway is the owner and longstanding patriarch of JBS Packing Company, Inc. located in Port Arthur, Texas. A conversation with this 80-year-old man is a one-of-a-kind experience. Jack has dedicated his life to the shrimp industry and the collection of stories he can tell will either make you laugh, cry or just be incredibly…

    Read More April 6, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Eric Lackey

    Eric Lackey is an award-winning chef with 24 years experience in fine dining, currently serving as Executive Chef of Ulele in Tampa, Florida. He worked as the executive chef of the Grill at Feather Sound and Grillmarks in Largo, as well as corporate chef for Flamestone Grill and Besa Grill in Oldsmar. He also worked…

    Read More April 5, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: C. F. Gollott and Son Seafood, Inc.

    GOLLOTT HERITAGE IS AN INDUSTRY BEACON Within the shrimp industry, the commonality of a family-run business holds as much pride as the Wild American product they harvest from domestic waters. Of course, not all processing plants that line the Gulf and South Atlantic have a rich story of family history, but C.F. Gollott & Son…

    Read More March 31, 2020
  • The National Restaurant Association’s Summary of the $2 Trillion CARES Act

    In our continuing efforts to keep the seafood industry informed, attached in the link and image below you will find a summary from the National Restaurant Association of the $2 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress yesterday. Phase Three CARES Act National Restaurant Association Summary

    Read More March 26, 2020
  • Summary of Congress’s $2 Trillion Stimulus Package and What It Means for the Seafood Industry

    Yesterday, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package — known as The CARES Act — and in our continuing efforts to keep the seafood industry informed, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) has reviewed and summarized all aspects of it. By clicking the link or image below, you will find an attached summary of the bill…

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jeremiah Bacon

    Jeremiah Bacon, a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast for the last three years, is Executive Chef and Partner of Indigo Road restaurants The Macintosh and Oak Steakhouse. Bacon joined Charleston’s beloved Oak Steakhouse in November 2010 where he presents classic steakhouse fare in an impeccable setting on downtown Charleston’s historic Broad Street….

  • 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
  • American Shrimp Processors Association Calls for Shrimp to Be Designated as a Commodity Purchase

    Last night, the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA) forwarded a letter to the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service asking that shrimp be added to its eligible list of commodity purchases. This was written by the association on behalf of the domestic shrimp industry.   A bill currently being finalized in the Senate has $450 million…

  • ASPA Member Feature: David Chauvin’s Seafood

    David and Kim Chauvin are big visionaries. They currently own three businesses in Dulac, Louisiana: David Chauvin Seafood Company, a fuel/ice dock, supply house, and retail location; Bluewater, an IQF processing plant; and Mariah Jade, a dock and specialty processing plant for hand-peeled shrimp. The core of their success is a longstanding foundation of faith…

    Read More March 24, 2020
  • Today — March 24th — is The Great American Takeout Day!

    Today (March 24th) is The Great American Takeout Day! With the recent coronavirus leaving many of America’s restaurants and over 15 million working Americans struggling, restaurants across the country are banning together for one day to encourage Americans to eat at least one takeout, delivery, or pick-up meal! To help do your part to help…

  • Tomorrow — March 24th — is The Great American Takeout Day!

    Tomorrow (March 24th) is The Great American Takeout Day! With the recent coronavirus leaving many of America’s restaurants and over 15 million working Americans struggling, restaurants across the country are banning together for one day to encourage Americans to eat at least one takeout, delivery, or pick-up meal! To help do your part to help…

    Read More March 23, 2020
  • 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 March 22, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Aaron Cushcieri

    After working under a number of the country’s most acclaimed chefs throughout the last decade of his career, Detroit native Aaron Cuschieri steps up for the very first time as an independent Executive Chef launching his own vision at The Dearborn in Chicago. An urban American tavern owned and operated by Clodagh and Amy Lawless,…

    Read More March 19, 2020