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From fresh shrimp cocktails to hot, garlicky buttery prawns, scampi are a delicious and great way to add quality protein to your diet.


Scampi is a common name for many species of crustaceans, including shrimp and prawn varieties. They are fished in marine waters around the world. The flesh of scampi is very similar to lobster, but much more delicate.

Culinary tips and advice

Look for fresh and frozen scampi in your Metro seafood section.

  • Scampi can be prepared like lobster: grilled, oven-baked and au gratin.
  • Scampi make wonderful additions to salads, are great with pasta, in paellas or simply with sweet butter or lemon juice.
  • Be careful not to overcook scampi, the very delicate flesh will toughen and lose its taste.

Nutritional value

Scampi are rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein and low in calories.

Storage life

Fresh scampi should be prepared as soon as possible after purchase.

  Refrigerator 4° C (40° F) Freezer -18° C (-4° F)
 Fresh scampi 1 to 2 days 1 month
 Cooked scampi 1 to 2 days 1 month