Gourmet Secrets has no shortage of delectable seafood selections for any occasion. From shrimp to scallops, from lobster to king crab, we’ve got enough ocean treasures to satisfy every taste. But what about scampi? These lesser-known seafood treats are some of the smallest members of the lobster family: while they are the size of shrimp, they have the flavor of lobster, and are Montréal’s favorite seafood!
Scampi tails come from the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, the most important commercial crustacean in Europe. They are slim and orange-colored, measuring up to 20 cm in length usually: exceptional individuals reach about 25 cm! They live in semi-permanent burrows under the sand where they make their home during the day, coming out at night to catch food. These burrows mean that only parts of the sea floor are suitable for their habitation, with large areas of inhospitable terrain separating over 30 populations in the North-Eastern Atlantic. This also makes Norway lobster populations easier to manage and fish, since individual adults rarely travel more than a few hundred meters.
Once the scampi are fished, their tails are cut to create GSI Scampi Tails, and are immediately flash-frozen afterward, in order to lock in the flavor and juices and ensure their freshness. Their delicate texture and sweet flavor make them a unique delicacy for your guests and family. As with all our seafood, Gourmet Secrets Scampi Tails follow the strict Safe Quality Food Level 2 safety standards, which ensure you get the very best, healthiest and wholesome seafood from us.
Whether you broil them in the oven with your favorite herbs and spices or poach them lightly in a white wine stock, scampi are sure to delight at your next occasion. Try something new with GSI Scampi Tails today!