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Best Shrimp Scampi Recipes for National Shrimp Scampi Day (April 29)

Shrimp scampi is a wonderful pasta dish that includes the use of some type of pasta along with different types of shrimp. Usually, large shrimp are used for the dish although it is possible to make use of smaller or popcorn shrimp in the recipe. Along with the pasta and shrimp, the preparation of shrimp scampi generally includes such ingredients as butter, white wine and garlic.

While shrimp scampi is sometimes thought of as being an elegant dish, the fact is that a basic recipe can be prepared using a skillet and a pot for the pasta. After melting the butter in the skillet, the deveined shrimp are sautéed in the skillet. As the shrimp begin to firm and take on a pink hue, other ingredients are added to help create a thin sauce. One simple recipe for the sauce includes lemon juice, a dash of white wine, and green onions and finely chopped parsley to taste. Since the shrimp does not need to cook for very long, the sauce is only allowed to cook for another moment or two.

In the USA, “scampi” is often the menu name for shrimp in Italian-American cuisine (the actual word for “shrimp” in Italian is gambero or gamberetto, plural gamberi or gamberetti). The term “scampi”, by itself, is also the name of a dish of shrimp served in garlic butter and dry white wine, served 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 “scampi” is often construed as that style of preparation rather than an ingredient, with that preparation being called “shrimp scampi”, and with variants such as “chicken scampi”.

In the United States, National Shrimp Scampi Day occurs annually on April 29. [source: Wikipedia]

Best Shrimp Scampi Recipes for National Shrimp Scampi Day (April 29)

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Top 50 Best Grilled Prawn Salad Recipes on the Net

We have gathered the best 50 grilled prawn salad recipes on the net. Make use of fresh or frozen prawns with these 50 delicious grilled prawn salads (listed in no particular order).

If you think other recipes also deserve to be on this list, please leave a comment.

Top 50 Best Grilled Prawn Salad Recipes on the Net

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15 Great Shrimp Scampi Recipes for National Shrimp Scampi Day (April 29)

April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day. Shrimp scampi is a simple mix of garlic, shrimp, butter, and wine. It’s a quick meal that is usually served over pasta or as a first course with crusty bread and a Caesar Salad.

Scampi is the Italian word for a prawn. It is also the name of an Italian-American dish called shrimp scampi that makes regular appearances on American restaurant menus and refers to broiled butterflied shrimp that have been brushed with garlic butter or oil (and sometimes a splash of white wine). American shrimp scampi is served over pasta or with bread to sop up the juices.

Here are 15 delicious shrimp scampi recipes to try today. Happy Shrimp Scampi Day!

15 great shrimp scampi recipes for National Shrimp Scampi Day

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Shrimp Corn Dogs

I wish I could take credit for this most excellent idea, but alas, I first heard of these from a restaurant in town called Moonshine Grill. It’s a great place and they make these amazing corndog shrimp appetizers that go really, really super-great with beer and cocktails.

Already requests have begun coming in from viewers for game-day recipes and snacks and while I’m not big on football or Superbowl or anything of that nature, I am big on entertaining and party-planning so I do look forward to football season even if I don’t give two toots about the games themselves. I think these will make a great addition to any game-day party or Superbowl thing or what-have-you.

They’re fun, they’re a little unusual, and they taste like shrimp and corn dogs, people. Come on.

The batter here is seasoned with cayenne pepper and onion powder with a little sugar, so it’s like fluffy hushpuppies. It’s so stupid-good, y’all. You can make it a few hours ahead of time if you need to; you might need to thin it out with a little extra milk right before you use it, though, because it (like all batters) will thicken as it stands.

I’ve tried it with the extra large jumbo giant colossal shrimp and with medium sized shrimp and I prefer the medium (31-40 count) shrimp because they’re cheaper and actually easier to eat. If you want to use big ‘uns, that’s fine. And if you’ve made my corn dog recipe before and want to try using that, okay! Your shrimp corn dogs will be a little lumpier due to the creamed corn in the batter but I bet they will taste great!

Shrimp Corndogs Recipe

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 20


1 cup white flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk
1 pound shrimp (31-40 count) shelled and deveined
1 quart of oil for frying
Salt for sprinkling


Combine all dry ingredients well.Whisk in egg and one cup milk. You may need to add the additional 1/4 cup if it seems too thick. Combine well.
Thread the shrimp on skewers.
Heat the oil to 350-365º F.
Dip the shrimp into the batter to coat.
Fry for 3 minutes, turning to get both sides cooked and brown. Fry only a few at a time to avoid crowding the oil and reducing the heat too much at once.
Drain and sprinkle with a little more salt.
Serve with any sauces you like.

To make the Horseradish Honey Mustard sauce, combine:
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon horseradish
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon grainy mustard

Source: Hilah Cooking