Shrimp Tales

  • Spice Up a Cold Day with Shrimp and Grits

    Recipes for shrimp and grits can be as varied as the chefs and home cooks who prepare this comforting dish. North Carolina chef Bill Neal is credited with making shrimp and grits popular, thanks to Craig Claiborne of The New York Times, who shared his recipe in the mid-1980s, but it’s been a beloved dish…

    Read More February 19, 2021
  • Don’t Forget the Little Guy (the Little Shrimp, That Is)

    It’s common behavior to automatically reach for the largest, juiciest-looking shrimp you can find when sourcing ingredients for your next shrimp dish. However, did you know that smaller sizes of shrimp can be just as delicious? Smaller-sized shrimp aren’t just the “shrimp” of shrimp. Small shrimp (less than 61-70 size) are more tender and are…

    Read More February 18, 2021
  • Don’t Just Buy American: Cook American

    There are some shrimp dishes that are just classic American – Shrimp Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, Shrimp & Grits and more. But it’s hard to call a dish an American classic without cooking it with American ingredients. These classics and many more need wild-caught, American shrimp to taste their best. Shrimp Gumbo How do you get…

    Read More February 12, 2021
  • Wild-Caught Shrimp and Tasty Bacon Make a Perfect Combo [With Videos]!

    Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp on the grill!   Larger social gatherings may be placed on hold due to COVID-19, but that just means it’s all the more important to make those small gatherings of family and friends special! However, when it comes to food, what are you supposed to serve? Chips, dip, and other finger foods are…

    Read More January 25, 2021
  • 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 January 21, 2021
  • Why You Should Always Save Your Shrimp Shells and Tails

    Shrimp Stew   When you’re peeling premium, wild-caught shrimp for your next meal and end up with a bowl full of shrimp shells, the first thing you probably think of is to throw them away as soon as you can. After all, they’re just a layer keeping you from the mouthwatering flavor inside, right? Wrong!…

    Read More January 20, 2021
  • Make a Shrimp Christmas Tree This Holiday Season!

    If you read our blog post tribute about American seafood advocate, Bertha V. Fontaine, then you may remember the appearance of a unique, decorative way to serve shrimp for your holiday meal – a shrimp Christmas tree. You may be asking yourself: what even is a “shrimp Christmas tree?” We’re glad you asked! Shrimp Christmas…

    Read More December 23, 2020
  • Recipe: Gulf Snapper and Confetti Shrimp

    GULF SNAPPER AND CONFETTI SHRIMP RECIPE BY: WILD AMERICAN SHRIMP® CHEF ADVOCATE, MONTE SHEFFIELD  Ingredients 4          Snapper fillets, skin off ½        Lb. medium, peeled and deveined Wild American Shrimp ¼        Cup olive oil 3          Cloves of garlic ½      …

    Read More December 22, 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 December 16, 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 December 10, 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 December 4, 2020
  • Get Fired Up for Fajitas, Shrimp Style

    You don’t have to wait until Taco Tuesday for delicious shrimp fajitas! Every day can be fajita day when your recipes are quick and easy! There’s something about that sizzling, aromatic pan of deliciousness that’s irresistible. And each family member can personalize their fajitas with their favorite toppings. Wild American Shrimp are a natural choice…

    Read More December 3, 2020
  • 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 November 23, 2020
  • 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 the South Atlantic. When you purchase Wild American Shrimp, you can be assured of not…

    Read More November 12, 2020
  • Recipe: Mississippi Gulf Shrimp Diablo

    INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds raw Wild American Shrimp®, peeled and deveined 1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms 1 cup sliced celery 2 teaspoons chives 1/2 teaspoon ginger 2 teaspoons Season-all 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1/4 cup brandy, heated 1/2 cup butter 12 cherry tomatoes 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1/4 teaspoon tarragon leaves 1 teaspoon dry…

    Read More October 27, 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…

    Read More June 1, 2020