Small but mighty: Georgia shrimp making an impact

Updated: Sep 22

By Loren Lindler


Forrest Gump's "Bubba" Blue said it best. "You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich."


And then there's Georgia Grown shrimp.


In fact, things are looking kind of fishy around the state of Georgia. From shrimp to oysters and crab to clams, there are plenty of fish in the sea.


The state's seafood industry is quite diversified, but delicious none the less. Of all the seafood caught in the state, shrimp accounts for more than 80%, according to Georgia Grown. People across the state have come to love this decadent dish harvested right off the coast of Georgia. There's shrimp and grits, shrimp tacos, and shrimp po' boys, but no matter how you enjoy eating them, they always taste best when they're Georgia Grown.


There are over 400 licensed shrimp boats operating off of the coast working to get those delicious shrimp right to your plate. Shrimp season is just around the corner, usually mid-June through December. So, whether you're cooking at home or dining out this shrimp season, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling to see Bridgett's favorite recipe, plus a list of some of our favorite places to find Georgia Grown shrimp.








Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad


From the kitchen of Bridgett Mobley, Logistics & Operations Manager



If you're looking for an easy dinner, side dish, or something unique to take to a pot-luck, try this simple. delicious lime shrimp and avocado salad. It is sure to be a hit!






Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion (or green onion, depending on your preference)

  • 2 limes, juice of

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, black pepper to taste

  • 1 lb jumbo cooked, peeled, chopped, Georgia Grown shrimp

  • 1 medium tomato, diced

  • 1 medium hass avocado, diced (about 5 oz)

  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine

  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro


Directions:

  • In a small bowl combine red onion, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let them marinate at least 5 minutes to mellow the flavor of the onion.

  • In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño.

  • Combine all the ingredients together, add cilantro and gently toss. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.


It is very unlikely that you will have any leftovers because this dish is so delicious, but if you do, save the avocado seed to store in the container with the leftovers. It will keep the avocado fresh!



Where to find Georgia Grown shrimp in rural Georgia:


920 Cattle & Company

Millen, Georgia


Billy’s Botanicals

Richmond Hill, Georgia


Farmview Market

Madison, Georgia


Hometown Market

Gibson, Georgia


Potts Mountain Farmer's Market - ACC

Jasper, Georgia


SL Sausage Company

Cordele, Georgia

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