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Discovered in the depths of New Zealand’s coastal waters and cherished by top-tier restaurants across the globe, this crustacean possesses a tender, white meat that exudes a subtle and exquisite taste. It is encased in a pale pink shell adorned with striking reddish-orange bands.
New Zealand Scampi has a delicate, sweet flavor that’s often described as a cross between lobster and shrimp. It has a tender, succulent texture and its meat is highly prized for its bright white color and clean, rich taste.
Thawing: If frozen, allow the scampi to thaw gradually in the refrigerator to preserve its delicate texture.
Cooking: Due to its gentle flavor, it's recommended to use light seasonings. Grilling, sautéing, or steaming are ideal methods that highlight its natural taste.
Shell Retention: The scampi's pale pink shell, with its reddish-orange bands, can be retained during cooking for a visual feast, adding a depth of flavor to broths and sauces.
Serving Suggestions: New Zealand Scampi pairs beautifully with citrus-based sauces, light white wines, or simply garnished with fresh herbs.