Shrimp Tales

  • ASPA Member Feature: Gulf Island Shrimp & Seafood, LLC

    Gulf Island Shrimp in Dulac, Louisiana, is comprised of two plants — Scottco and SeaTang — located right across the bayou from each other in Terrebonne Parish. In the shrimp industry, many processors come from a multi-generation, hands-on background, but that isn’t the case for Gulf Island. Although not a family-owned operation, that has never…

    Read More March 4, 2022
  • Enjoy These Delicious Shrimp Recipes During Lent

    Individuals the world over will begin participating in Lent this week. But for those who are not familiar, what is Lent? It is the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday (which this year is Wednesday, March 2, 2022)  and Easter (Sunday, April 17, 2022) that is observed by many Christians. During this time, individuals typically give…

    Read More March 2, 2022
  • 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 over a decade, where he crafts dishes with a myriad of…

    Read More February 25, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Tommy’s Seafood

    The seafood industry has a strong reputation for generational blessings where a trade is passed down through father-to-son lineage. In the case of the Delaunes, who operate Tommy’s Seafood in New Orleans, it truly is a family affair featuring Tommy, owner and president; his wife, Maria, secretary and treasurer; and their four sons, Chalin, vice…

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Michael-Ann Rowe

    MICHAEL-ANN ROWE TV PERSONALITY, FOOD JOURNALIST, SUSTAINABILITY ADVOCATE Michael-Ann is an Emmy® Award-winning food & travel journalist for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. Her debut series was broadcast on PBS, of which Part I was focused on seafood in New Brunswick, Canada, where she was born. She is the host of a…

    Read More February 18, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Carson & Company, Inc.

    Carson & Company was founded in 1976 in the historic French fishing village of Bon Secour, Alabama by accountant-turned-shrimp processor, Carson Kimbrough. After several years of wearing a coat and tie in his previous career as an accountant, the Alabama native had a desire to do something a little less formal and a lot more…

  • Everything You Need to Know About Shrimp Counts and Sizes

    When shopping for wild-caught U.S. shrimp at a local grocery store or online, you may be wondering what size and number of shrimp are right for you. If you don’t know what “shrimp counts” or “shrimp sizes” mean, then you may find yourself stranded in unfamiliar waters. That’s why we’re here to help break down…

  • Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Nick Wallace Cooks Meals for Families in Need

    March 30, 2021 — Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Nick Wallace, owner and executive chef of Nick Wallace Culinary, has been providing hot meals to families in need in his native area of Jackson, Mississippi. The capital has been experiencing an ongoing water crisis for several weeks, where residences across the city have been left…

    Read More February 16, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jay Pierce

    JAY PIERCE MOZELLE’S Jay Pierce is the Executive Chef at Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro in Salem, North Carolina. A Southern Foodways Alliance board member, Pierce has twice been named as a finalist for best chef in the South by the James Beard Foundation and was nominated for a sustainability award by the Chef’s Collaborative. He has…

    Read More February 11, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Sea Pearl Seafood Company, Inc.

    The Ladnier family of Sea Pearl in Bayou La Batre, Alabama can trace its roots back to the 1700s when French settlers came to the central Gulf Coast. In fact, the city of Pass Christian, Mississippi was named after family ancestor Christian Ladiner (the spellings evolved over the years), and the family has been connected…

  • Why Shrimp Hearts Are in Their Heads

    Here’s a fun shrimp fact: shrimp hearts are located in their heads! Looks like shrimp don’t have to choose when it comes to going with their head or their heart! But what is the reason for this crustacean’s curious body composition? The answer, of course, comes down to biology: which means that Shrimp School is…

    Read More February 9, 2022
  • How Many Species of Shrimp Are There?

    Here at Wild American Shrimp, we can’t get enough of, you guessed it, shrimp! We love shrimp of all shapes and sizes and prepared in every type of dish — Grilled Shrimp, Shrimp Pasta, Shrimp Salad and more — but thinking about all of this made us wonder: how many species of shrimp are out…

    Read More February 7, 2022
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Chris Hastings

    CHRIS HASTINGS HOT AND HOT FISH CLUB & OVENBIRD RESTAURANT Christopher Hastings is the Chef and co-owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club and Ovenbird Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Hastings is a graduate of the Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Providence, Rhode Island. After graduation, Hastings moved to…

    Read More February 4, 2022
  • ASPA Member Feature: Cox’s Wholesale Seafood

    Cox’s Wholesale Seafood, LLC is proud of its long tradition of processing premium domestic IQF shell-on and value-added shrimp and marketing its quality products to retail and foodservice markets across North America. Founded in 1978 in Tampa, Cox’s originally specialized in fresh, domestic wild-caught grouper, snapper, and other fish along with Rock Shrimp and Florida Pink…

  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Jeremiah Bacon

    JEREMIAH BACON OAK STEAKHOUSE Jeremiah Bacon, a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast for three years in a row, is Executive Chef and Partner of The Indigo Road Restaurant Group’s 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…

    Read More January 28, 2022
  • 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…