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
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The latin name of Scampi is Nephrops norvegicus, where “Nephrops” means “Kidney Eyes”, which is in reference to the Scampi’s kidney shaped eyes.
We recommend Baking, Pan Frying, Poaching, Grilling, Broiling, and Sautéing our Scampi.
Nutrition per 100 grams
|Nutrients and Minerals||Amount|
|Total Fat||0.4 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.10 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.17 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.10 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||0.28 g|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||0.02 g|