Definition of scampi in English:



  • [treated as singular or plural] Norway lobsters when prepared or cooked.

    ‘scampi and chips’
    ‘peel the scampi’
    • ‘Vicky went for scampi cooked in a golden cream sauce and was pleased with the nicely tender prawns.’
    • ‘This reflects the fact that Italians in the Adriatic had for long appreciated it, and had many recipes for scampi cooked in this or that way, which became familiar to tourists.’
    • ‘Deep-fried fillet of cod, or the scampi and chips will definitely fill a hole and, in thoroughly modern fashion, you can also get baked fish, or even healthier low-carb dishes.’
    • ‘There's plenty of good stodge on the menu, including favourites such as scampi, macaroni cheese, sausages, lasagne, steak and hand-cut chips.’
    • ‘The reasonably-priced menu serves everything you would expect - jackets, scampi and chips, burgers, baguettes and so on - but nothing you wouldn't.’
    • ‘The scampi served was wholetail scampi, which is large and succulent.’
    • ‘Twelve ounce steaks are available, as are moussaka, deep fried scampi and gammon steaks, as well as a choice of reasonably-priced burgers and kebabs.’
    • ‘There was steak or scampi or half a chicken, and sweet white wine for my grandmother.’
    • ‘There wasn't a fish shop for miles, although the local supermarket was full of breaded plaice and battered scampi.’
    • ‘And it is this strength that Manhattan has drawn on, offering burgers, steak baguettes, scampi, ribs and a handful of other meat-lead meals.’
    • ‘You will pay £8.75 (at the time of writing) but scampi is on the menu for £6.95.’
    • ‘They make delicious scampi, but it's a shame it's not illegal - everything tastes better when it's illegal.’
    • ‘Italians differentiate between scampi, which are shorter and the longer scamponi.’
    • ‘Just to increase the novelty, every dish on the bistro menu can be adapted and served in the adjacent takeaway - steak, scampi, lobster and so on.’
    • ‘When Stéphan (one door to the right) prepares scampi in coconut milk, he will prepare a plate for you and hand it over through your respective kitchen windows, a.k.a. the service hatch.’
    • ‘Others, who knew better, had brought along steaks and scampi, served with chilled champagne and other assorted luxuries.’
    • ‘Traditional pub favourites dominate the menu, including steak, scampi and lasagne, with a two meals for £5.99 offer.’
    • ‘For £5.50 there was a choice of cod or haddock, with scampi £1 extra.’
    • ‘In fact, 20-30 years ago unscrupulous restaurateurs in Spanish resorts would pass it off as lobster or scampi to unsuspecting tourists.’
    • ‘She made little bread balls with chopped scampi, parsley, lemon, garlic, pepper, breadcrumbs and beaten egg white and threw them in, too.’