Scampi

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Nephrops trawl

Also known as: Langoustine, Norway Lobste

Latin: Nephrops norvegicus  |  French: Langoustine  |  Spanish: Cigala  |  Icelandic: Leturhumar

Product Pieces Box Sizes
Scampi Tails in Shell 7-9 11 lb.
Scampi Tails in Shell 9-12 11 lb.
Scampi Tails in Shell 18-24 11 lb.
Scampi Tails in Broken Shell 9-12 11 lb.
Scampi Meat in No Shell 18-24 11 lb.
Scampi Meat in No Shell 24-30 11 lb.

Favourite Food

Scampi likes eating sea worms, small bottom dwelling fish, and anything that swims to the bottom. Surprisingly, Scampi is also major eater of jellyfish which makes up a large portion of its diet. 

Flavour Profile

There are some foods that just scream luxury such as Truffles, Caviar, and Champagne; Scampi is definitely high on that list. It’s sweet delicate taste and texture make it one of our favourites, and hopefully yours too. 

Summary

Common size of Scampi is between 20 and 25 cm from eyes to tail for males and 19 cm for females. The tail can be up to 8 cm long for both males and females. 

Availability

Salties Imports offers Scampi all throughout the year. The chart bellow shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Our Fishermen

As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who use small boats. 

Fishing Grounds

Scampi is caught around Iceland and at depths of 100 — 300 m, and is commonly found at 200 m depth. It is mostly caught around the southern coast of Iceland.

Salties Traceability Program

All Scampi sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat numbers, fishing gear, landing sites, and processing locations. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know exactly all details of the product.

Fisheries Management

Fishery management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the Scampi numbers and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats.

Fun Fact

The latin name of Scampi is Nephrops norvegicus, where “Nephrops” means “Kidney Eyes”, which is in reference to the Scampi’s kidney shaped eyes. 

Cooking Methods

We recommend Baking, Pan Frying, Poaching, Grilling, Broiling, and Sautéing our Scampi.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 72
Total Fat 0.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.10 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.17 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.10 g
Protein 17.3 g
Sodium 307 mg
Potassium 292 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 93 mg
Calcium 73.2 mg
Magnesium 48.8 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.28 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.02 g

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