• ASPA Member Feature: Tidelands Seafood Company, Inc.

    The banks of Bayou Grand Caillou in Dulac, Louisiana, have been home to many shrimp processors over the last century. Although only a handful now remain, Tidelands Seafood Company, a fourth-generation family-owned company, is still operating and open today. Alan “Andy” Gibson, 48, owner, grew up in an ever-changing industry that was started by his...

    Read More June 2, 2020
  • Recipe: Spicy Tropical Shrimp

    Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds Wild American Shrimp®, peeled and deveined 1 cup diced pineapple 1/2 cup diced water chestnuts 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons soy sauce   Directions: Combine all ingredients and toss well. Chill for 2 hours. Drain and place on...

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  • Recipe: Seared Royal Red Shrimp with Miso Apple Turnip Puree, Spiced Granola, and Fresh Herbs

    SEARED ROYAL RED SHRIMP WITH MISO APPLE TURNIP PUREE, SPICED GRANOLA AND FRESH HERBS Recipe by: Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Jim Smith SPICED GRANOLA Ingredients: 1.5 Cup Brown Sugar .5 Cup Water 4 Cups of Oats 4 Cups of Raw Pecans 4 Cups Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 2 Cups Toasted Sunflower Seeds .5 Teaspoon Cayenne...

    Read More May 31, 2020
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Tory McPhail

    TORY MCPHAIL COMMANDER’S PALACE A native of Ferndale, Washington, a small agricultural town on the Canadian border, Tory McPhail grew up on his family’s farm, eating fresh, locally sourced foods and building an early appreciation for their origin. After attending school in Seattle, Chef McPhail opted for a start in New Orleans. At age 19,...

    Read More May 28, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Fisherman’s Reef Shrimp Company

    Many processing plants that line the Gulf and South Atlantic have a family lineage rooted deep in multiple generations. In the case of Fisherman’s Reef in Beaumont, Texas, it’s more like a culinary lineage: from donut shop to bakery, hamburger joint to catfish restaurants, a few other ventures in between, and then shrimp processing. It’s...

    Read More May 26, 2020
  • Recipe: Shrimp Burgers with Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Tartar Sauce

    SHRIMP BURGERS WITH SWEET ‘N’ SPICY TARTER SAUCE Recipe courtesy of Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro (2015, Oxmoor House) by Wild American Shrimp’s 2019 Chef of the Year David Guas, Chef/Owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery – Arlington, VA Serves 4 | Prep Time: 1...

    Read More May 25, 2020