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A scampi expert please!

(10 Posts)
giulia Tue 26-Apr-22 19:29:03

I did make it and it was quite delicious. I certainly didnt try to remove the eyes!

Aveline Sat 23-Apr-22 20:27:53

Me neither Lemsip! Sounds awful.

lemsip Sat 23-Apr-22 19:20:20

after reading the comments I would never eat scampi!

Zoejory Sat 23-Apr-22 18:50:19

How I used to love scampi. It seems somewhat of a rarity these days.

Good luck with your risotto!

NotSpaghetti Sat 23-Apr-22 18:48:46

There are loads of videos of how to prepare langoustines - I just found that some people snap the head off from the tail and peel the tails, pulling out the "waste" in one piece where others cut them in half lengthwise.
Suppose I'd watch a few and see what suits. The are lots of them.
Good luck.

giulia Sat 23-Apr-22 15:26:40

Auntieflo

I have just Googled," How to clean Scampi", and apart from removing the alimentary canal, chopping of legs etc, it looks in the video, as though the green/ black bit is left after cutting through the centre.
Good luck gulia.

I googled too. Not a green blob anywhere. However, one site said to remove the EYES!

Auntieflo Sat 23-Apr-22 11:42:18

I have just Googled," How to clean Scampi", and apart from removing the alimentary canal, chopping of legs etc, it looks in the video, as though the green/ black bit is left after cutting through the centre.
Good luck gulia.

crazyH Sat 23-Apr-22 11:30:33

I have removed the alimentary canal from a prawn but the only scampi I know is the one served with chips 😂sorry and good luck with your culinary adventure !

snowberryZ Sat 23-Apr-22 11:22:07

No advice.
But I admire your bravery for tackling this dish.

giulia Sat 23-Apr-22 11:15:23

For the first time in all my 76 years have chosen to make scampi risotto.

Naturally, I must remove all the bits and make a bisque/fume (whatever). In doing this, have noticed inside many of the heads a dark green, pea-shaped "blob", which I am religiously removing with a teaspoon (Grrrr!).

Am I correct in doing this or am I removing the magic ingredient for my risotto?

Am not a TOTALLY ignorant fish cook I can remove the poo from a prawn one-handed (ha!ha!) but have never attacked scampi before and am not sure I want to again. ?

Help, please, for an ignoramus from an expert!