As Scampi [ scampi ] ( ital. Plural of scampo ) in Italy and other Mediterranean countries is lobster ( Nephrops norvegicus ), respectively. The name has established itself primarily in the catering industry and is now used internationally.
According to German food law , only the species Nephrops norvegicus and the species of the genus Metanephrops may be sold as scampi. In the catering industry, instead of the more lobster-like and real scampi that live on the seabed like this, different shrimps are often offered as "scampi" in an anti-competitive manner . The obvious difference between the (unpeeled) animals is the claws of the Norway lobster, while the shrimp have antennae . In terms of taste, scampi differ in their sweetness from shrimp.
- List of trade names for fishery and aquaculture products. Retrieved December 7, 2017 .
- Benjamin Cordes: What restaurants serve up instead of scampi. In: Market. NDR, September 28, 2015, accessed on September 29, 2015 .