Škampi na buzaru is one of the most loved dishes in Croatia. Scampi from the Adriatic Sea are of exceptional quality. This is a typical fisherman’s recipe, simple but still very special.
If I have a special guest at a dinner party that I want to impress, škampi na buzaru are definitely on the menu.
Don’t confuse scampi with prawns, they are a world apart. Scampi have an exceptionally delicate sweet flavour that captivates the taste buds. There is whole culture around eating the scampi. Use your fingers to dismantle them from the shell and take your time eating them, as they are so full of flavour and every single bit is delicious. Don’t drink the lemon water served with shrimps (it’s there to clean your fingers) and use bread to soak up the juices from the scampi. Once you try this dish, you’ll realise what all the fuss is about.