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While Columbia Inn is gone, scampi dish isn't forgotten

By Betty Shimabukuro

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 09, 2014

~~<p>Shrimp, butter, garlic, wine and lemon juice make the classic combination we know and love as shrimp scampi. But what do we really know about this dish? What is a scampi, for example?</p>
<p>Like many things we eat, the concept of scampi has morphed over time. The word is the plural of the Italian &quot;scampo,&quot; which refers to a small shellfish also called a Norway lobster, prawn, langoustine or, scientifically, Nephrops norvegicus. Scampi has come to be thought of as a style of preparing the shellfish with the ingredients mentioned above, usually served with pasta.</p>
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Shrimp, butter, garlic, wine and lemon juice make the classic combination we know and love as shrimp scampi. But what do we really know about this dish? What is a scampi, for example?

Like many things we eat, the concept of scampi has morphed over time. The word is the plural of the Italian "scampo," which refers to a small shellfish also called a Norway lobster, prawn, langoustine or, scientifically, Nephrops norvegicus. Scampi has come to be thought of as a style of preparing the shellfish with the ingredients mentioned above, usually served with pasta. Login for more...



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