Shrimp Tales

  • 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...

    Read More October 23, 2020
  • ASPA Member Feature: Trico Shrimp Company

    “I’ve been involved in the shrimping industry in some way pretty much my whole life.” So begins the story of Dennis Henderson, founder and co-owner of Trico Shrimp Company in Fort Myers, Florida.   Born 20 miles south of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Dennis Henderson moved down south with his family in 1961 when he was in the...

    Read More October 23, 2020
  • FUN FACT FRIDAY: Belgium’s Horseback Shrimpers

    For nearly 700 years, the shrimpers of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, have been using draft horses to help them pursue the local catch. Typically weighing more than 2,000 pounds, these horses are well suited to the task of carrying shrimp fishermen through the cold waters of the North Sea, but only after at least a year of...

    Read More October 23, 2020
  • Shrimp to the Weekday Rescue!

    If “crazy busy” describes most of your days, Wild American Shrimp can be your best friend in the kitchen. Shrimp cook in only a matter of minutes. Keep them handy in your freezer, and the possibilities for a quick, easy and delicious weeknight meal are endless. Because Wild American Shrimp are first frozen as soon...

    Read More October 22, 2020
  • You Can Be an Everyday Gourmet

    Perhaps you don’t have escargot or truffles stored in your kitchen, but Wild American Shrimp can be a standby delicacy that doesn’t have to wait for a special occasion. If you buy individually quick-frozen shrimp, you can use the number you need and keep the rest in the freezer for later. These aren’t just any...

    Read More October 21, 2020
  • Learn to Make Shrimp Creole from Southern Food & Beverage Museum Founder Liz Williams

    The Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana has provided Wild American Shrimp with a video on how to make authentic, New Orleans-style Classic Shrimp Creole with wild-caught shrimp made by the museum’s founder, Liz Williams! Williams’ recipe is loosely based on one found in the cookbook “Talk About Good II: A Toast...

    Read More October 20, 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 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...

    Read More October 16, 2020
  • 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...

    Read More October 16, 2020
  • Shrimp Aid in Healthy Aging

    Did you know that an average of 8 ounces of seafood per week is associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, prevention of clogged arteries, inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells, and even helps with weight loss and keeps hair healthy and shiny? Read on for how studies have found omega-3 fatty acids, which are...

    Read More October 15, 2020
  • Wonder if Bubba Gump Knew This? There’s White Shrimp, Pink Shrimp, Brown Shrimp, Brown Rock Shrimp, Royal Red Shrimp…

    Picture this: you’re at the grocery store looking to buy some wild-caught U.S. shrimp for dinner tonight. You know that they’re delicious, healthy, and can easily fit into a variety of different recipes. But once you get to the seafood section and have a look at the shrimp, you realize just how many different kinds...

    Read More October 14, 2020
  • 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
  • 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-caught, American shrimp – the tastiest shrimp in the world, all 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 restaurant when...

    Read More October 12, 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...

    Read More October 9, 2020

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