Shrimp Tales

  • Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Says U.S. Deficit in Seafood Is A “Pet Peeve”

    March 21, 2018

    March 21, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross was quoted in Inside U.S. Trade and Politico today. “ROSS KEEPS THINKING ABOUT THAT SEAFOOD TRADE DEFICIT.” Ross said one of his “pet peeves” continues to be the fact that the U.S. has a trade deficit in seafood. “I hate the idea that with all the waters surrounding... Read More

  • Are You Addicted to Fresh Food?

    January 31, 2018

    Frozen foods have always seemed like the food of last resort. There’s a desperation to it. People who have their stuff together buy fresh food to use in their Barefoot Contessa recipes, and they go to the gym every day, and promptly pick up their dry cleaning, and have adorable Goldendoodle puppies named Barney. Fresh... Read More

  • If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the WFC Kitchen

    November 10, 2017

    by Elizabeth Adams On Thursday, November 9, I had the opportunity to attend the World Food Championships. The competition is separated into different ingredient or food categories from bacon and steak, to seafood, BBQ, and even dessert! Wild American Shrimp sponsored team Layers of Flavor lead by Executive Chefs James Aptakin of the Turtle Bay... Read More

  • Both Sides of the Coin: Part Two

    November 3, 2017

    October is National Seafood Month, when we celebrate the wonder that is seafood. It’s also an appropriate time to continue what I started in a previous post, Both Sides of the Coin Part 1. Do you remember how I started this? I wanted to shed light on the differences between farmed, imported shrimp* and wild-caught,... Read More

  • Any Port in a Storm

    September 18, 2017

    When I started this post, it was about Harvey’s aftermath. Now, nine days later, Irma has come and gone. On aggregate, the storms dumped about 40 TRILLION gallons of water on the US– an incomprehensively large number that represents the magnitude of record-obliteration by these two storms. Texas is only just beginning to deal with... Read More

  • Both Sides of the Coin: Part One

    July 7, 2017

    I had a hard time writing this. What usually takes a few hours instead took days because it’s a tough topic, and I’m trying hard not to be biased. I’m also splitting this into two separate posts, because there’s a lot to discuss. Here goes. Wild shrimp versus farmed, imported shrimp: what are the differences?... Read More