Shrimp Scampi Recipe – Laura Vitale – Delizioso

Shrimp Scampi Recipe 

Laura Vitale 




I love Shrimp Scampi and from what I have found so do most Everybody else. This is an excellent recipe by Laura Vitale. Hope you try it and Enjoy… 


Shrimp Scampi is a food that includes various culinary preparations of certain crustaceans, such as Metanephrops, as well as shrimp or prawns. Shrimp Scampi preparation styles vary regionally. The United Kingdom legally defines scampi specifically as Nephrops norvegicus. 

Monkfish tail was sometimes illegally used and sold as scampi in the United Kingdom in the past contravening the Fish Labelling (Amendment) England Regulation 2005 and Schedule 1 of the Food Labelling Regulations 1996.


Shrimp Scampi


Scampi is the Italian plural of scampoNephrops norvegicus. In English, scampi is used as singular, plural, or uncountable. The Italian word may be derived from the Greek καμπή kampē (“bending” or “winding”). Years after, scampi became scarce. Due to scarcity, Italy, Greece, the United Kingdom and Spain would often substitute shrimp in scampi when required.


Shrimp Scampi


In the United States, “shrimp scampi” is the menu name for shrimp in Italian-American cuisine (the actual word for “shrimp” in Italian is gambero or gamberetto, plural gamberi or gamberetti).

“Scampi” by itself, is a dish of Nephrops norvegicus served in garlic butter, dry white wine, and parmesan cheese, either with bread, or over pasta or rice, although sometimes just the shrimp alone. Most variants of the “shrimp scampi” come on pasta. The word “shrimp scampi” is construed as a style of preparation, and with variants such as “chicken scampi”, “lobster scampi” and “scallop scampi”. 

Lidia Bastianich: “In the United States, shrimps are available, not scampi, so the early immigrants prepared the shrimp they found in the scampi style they remembered.”


Shrimp Scampi

In the United States, National Shrimp Scampi Day

Occurs annually on April 29.


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