NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY
National Shrimp Scampi Day on April 29th gives us a tasty way to celebrate. On this day, we honor the delicious dish of shrimp cooked with butter, garlic, lemon juice, and white wine.
Scampi is a culinary term for small lobster known as Nephrops (also known as langoustine or Dublin Bay Prawns) and which is completely unrelated to this day.
The day is wholly dedicated to the buttery, garlicky, lemony, and wine-sauced preparation of shrimp. Prepare the dish using fresh or frozen shrimp. When serving the dish, add a side of noodle or rice, steamed vegetables, and crusty bread or rolls. Shrimp scampi pairs well with white wine. Since the dish is light, a rich dessert of cheesecake or crème brûlée rounds out the meal.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY
- Serve up some shrimp scampi.
- Invite friends and family to join you.
- Enjoy this Shrimp Scampi recipe.
- Share your favorite shrimp scampi recipe.
- Go out to eat and give the restaurant a shout-out.
- Use #NationalShrimpScampiDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this seafood holiday.
Q. Do shrimp live in salt or freshwater?
A. Most shrimp live in saltwater but they also live in freshwater.
Q. Are shrimp shells edible?
A. Yes, they are. A shrimp’s head and tail are also edible. Though, most dishes serve shrimp without the shell. Even if you choose not to eat the shell, it can add flavor to a dish so leaving it on until you’re ready to eat is an option too.