Jan 03 2008
Scampi is originally an Italian name of the Norwegian Lobster. Nowadays you may find scampi on the menu all over the world, though the Norwegian Lobster may be replaced with large shrimps or tiger prawns. They all taste good when prepared as scampi. You may even use squat lobsters, though they are very small.
Below I have used some large shrimps for my scampi meal. Just cut a couple of chilly peppers, some garlic, chives or other types of onion. Blend it with some olive oil and add salt and pepper.
Mix it with the shrimps/prawns and set aside for a couple of hours.
Just before frying add a couple of drops of lemon juice. Braise in a fry pan for not more than 2 minutes; 2-3 minutes if you use raw shrimps/prawns. Then enjoy the taste – a perfect end of a day.