Shrimp Tales

  • 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 March 31, 2021
  • Wild American Shrimp Chef Advocate Nick Wallace Cooks Meals for Families in Need

    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 either with contaminated water...

    Read More March 30, 2021
  • Learn the Safe, Easy Way to Thaw Shrimp — and How to Size Them Up

    Frozen wild-caught American shrimp are conveniently always available in your freezer after you’ve bought them, but do you know the proper way to thaw them before using them in your favorite dishes? There are numerous factors to consider, but once you’ve got the process down-pat, it’s quick and easy to thaw shrimp for all of...

    Read More March 26, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Tory McPhail

    TORY MCPHAIL REVELRY, JAM! AND DAVE’S SUSHI 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....

    Read More March 26, 2021
  • 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 26, 2021
  • Recipe: Shrimp and Tabasco Hot Sauce Cheese Grits

      By Chef Advocate John Currence GRITS INGREDIENTS 1 c. Quaker Quick Grits 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper 4 tbsp. Unsalted Butter 1 1/2 tbsp. Paprika 3/4 c. X-sharp Cheddar (White) 1 tbsp. Tabasco Hot Sauce 1/2 c. Grated Parmesan Cheese Salt & Pepper to Taste DIRECTIONS 1. Cook grits according to instructions on package. 2....

    Read More March 25, 2021
  • Five (5) of 2021’s Top Cooking Trends Meet Wild American Shrimp

    The COVID-19 pandemic has altered all of our lives in drastic ways, but one of the most pronounced is how much time we’ve had to spend at home self-quarantining. For many of us, this has meant more time spent in the kitchen preparing our own meals and attempting to hone our cooking skills. Because of...

    Read More March 23, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Brody Olive

    BRODY OLIVE PERDIDO BEACH RESORT Chef Brody Olive heads the culinary team at Perdido Beach Resort as the Executive Chef. In this role, he leads the culinary team encompassing all food and beverage operations throughout the hotel’s four restaurants and multiple banquet facilities. Chef Olive brings to the resort an impressive background of training and...

    Read More March 19, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Gulf Crown Seafood Company Inc.

    Gulf Crown Seafood Company Inc. has been in operation since 1987 when it opened in Delcambre, Louisiana, which is a city centrally located on the Gulf of Mexico, and is about the halfway point between the Texas and Florida coastlines. Every morning, Jeff Floyd, president of the processing plant, drives down a special road to...

    Read More March 19, 2021
  • 10 Ways to Cook Shrimp for Any Occasion

    It’s always a good time to cook up some wild-caught, American shrimp, and we’ve got plenty of ways for you to do that! These shrimp get their naturally fresh flavor from the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean. When you purchase Wild American Shrimp, you can be assured of not...

    Read More March 19, 2021
  • Shrimp Are Packed Full of Selenium: The Super Nutrient

    As we’ve outlined in previous blog posts, shrimp are an excellent source of natural elements that offer a variety of health benefits, such as preventing arteries from clogging and being a great source of lean protein. Today, we will discuss the benefits of a certain element in shrimp that you might not even know about:...

    Read More March 18, 2021
  • 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 March 17, 2021
  • Recipe: Potato Soup with Shrimp

    INGREDIENTS: 1/2 stick butter 1 small onion, diced 2 medium carrots, diced about the same size as the onion 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 4 cups milk, whole, reduced-fat (2 percent) or low fat (1 percent) 2 chicken bouillon cubes, dissolved in 1/2 cup hot milk 1 cup half-and-half...

    Read More March 16, 2021
  • How to Read Seafood Labels and Avoid Imported Shrimp

    When it comes to shopping for shrimp, especially during an international pandemic, it is now more important than ever to be sure that you are purchasing wild-caught American shrimp. However, due to the actions of various non-U.S. shrimp production companies, this process can be made more difficult than it sounds. As Wild American Shrimp has...

    Read More March 15, 2021
  • Chef Advocate Highlight: Mike Koerner

    MIKE KOERNER CHEZ MIKEY Chef Mike Koerner was born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois, and was exposed to a wide array of cultures early on. Culinary excellence was in Mike’s DNA with Swedish, Italian, and Hungarian blood. His Italian grandmother was the first to take Mike under her wing and teach the basics of Italian...

    Read More March 11, 2021
  • ASPA Member Feature: Lafitte Frozen Foods, Corp.

    Lafitte Frozen Foods Corporation is a family-owned operation that has gained a solid reputation in the shrimp industry as one of the largest domestic processors in the United States. The impeccable approach to providing customers with a quality product for over three decades is attributed to the company’s dedicated team, which is comprised of a...

    Read More March 11, 2021