National Shrimp Scampi Day

National Shrimp Scampi DayNational Shrimp Scampi Day

National Shrimp Scampi Day takes place every year on April 29th. While the term scampi has several meanings, the American version features shrimp cooked in a white wine sauce made with garlic butter and parmesan cheese. The Italian-style dish is most often served atop a bed of pasta or with fresh bread.

The term scampi itself is often used to refer to any shrimp used in an Italian-American dish, but it is also used as a name for the Norway lobster, Nephrops Norvegicus. In the UK, the tails of Norway lobsters are battered and fried in a style similar to fish and chips. 

The earliest recorded recipes for the American version of shrimp scampi were printed in the 1920s. After WWII, the influx of Italian immigrants and influence helped to boost shrimp scampi’s popularity.

Celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day on April 29th by making this delicious dish at home with frozen shrimp and your choice of pasta, or take the opportunity to visit your favorite local Italian restaurant for a delightful evening out.

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