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Although most people think of shrimp when they hear about scampi recipes, the original use of the Italian word referring to a preparation method of the langoustine or Norwegian lobster, which is generally skinnier and smaller than the American lobster. Since jumbo shrimp has a culinary semblance to langoustine, Mediterranean chefs across Europe eventually applied the scampi culinary technique to other shellfish.

The original scampi method of preparing shellfish consists of briefly poaching the catch in a broth made with vegetables, spices, and wine or vinegar. The poaching should not last too long for langoustine, but shrimp and American lobster will require longer periods of cooking. Dipping the seafood in melted butter is a preferred serving method, but many cooks actually use the melted butter as a base for sauteing.

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