Shrimp Tales

  • Scientists Find ‘Giant’ Shrimp in Gulf of Mexico’s ‘Midnight Zone’

    A shrimp larger than a human hand? Yep! During a deep-sea expedition Sunday, a “giant” shrimp was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, The Miami Herald reports. Scientists found the shrimp between 3,937 and 4,921 feet down while they were conducting a mission called “Journey into Midnight: Light and Life Below the Twilight Zone.” The...

    Read More June 19, 2019
  • Learn How to Devein Wild American Shrimp

    It’s not essential to devein shrimp, but for some people it is aesthetically pleasing to remove that thin black strip. It’s more noticeable in larger shrimp — and it’s much easier to remove. You might not even see it in smaller shrimp. By the way, the technique is called deveining, but it’s actually the shrimp’s...

    Read More June 18, 2019
  • Shrimp and Grits: From Low Country to Cross Country

    Not all that long ago, shrimp and grits was a decidedly regional dish. But with the popularity of cooking shows and social media and the rise of celebrity chefs, what once was enjoyed by a few has become a beloved dish of many, not just those who live in the Low Country of South Carolina...

    Read More June 17, 2019
  • They Might Be Shrimp, But They Grow Quickly!

    Wild American Shrimp thrive in the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic. So, it is any wonder they can grow this quickly? They’re in an ideal environment to not only grow but to adopt the flavors that are unique to Wild American Shrimp. For more “did you know?” facts about...

    Read More June 14, 2019
  • 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 June 13, 2019
  • Learn the Safe, Easy Way to Thaw Shrimp — and How to Size Them Up

    Frozen Wild American Shrimp are conveniently always available in your freezer, but do you know the proper way to thaw them before using then in your favorite dishes? Remember, don’t leave frozen shrimp out on the counter to thaw. Like all other perishable foods, raw shrimp left at room temperature or in warm water can...

    Read More June 12, 2019