National Shrimp Scampi Day is celebrated on the April 29 of every year. National Shrimp Scampi Day is created to honour the tasty and delicious shrimp dish cooked with garlic, butter, white wine, and lemon juice. In the United States of America, ‘scampi‘ is the menu name in Italian-American cuisine for shrimp. Shrimp Scampi is usually served with bread, or with rice or over pasta and sometimes Shrimp Scampi is served alone.
“The smell of shrimp is comforting.” – Lennon Parham.
History of National Shrimp Scampi Day
The origin and history of National Shrimp Scampi Day are not known. Shrimp Scampi is one of those delicious meals that will be perfect for dinner during busy weekdays, and this dish will also be ideal for get-togethers and parties on the weekends. This recipe tastes just wonderful when served with a piece of toasted garlic bread. If you like Italian foods and shrimp then you will love this dish for sure, if you don’t like shrimp, then you can go in for other alternatives such as scallops. Most variations of the shrimp scampi come with pasta. Shrimp, Pasta, garlic, olive oil, butter, and herbs altogether not only makes this dish taste lovely and also a filling one. This day is entirely dedicated to the garlicky, wine-sauced, lemony, and buttery preparation of shrimp. Shrimp is a favourite food of Americans, and about 1 billion pounds of shrimp are consumed by Americans each year.
Other Celebrations on April 29
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How to Celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day
On National Shrimp Scampi day, just go to a seafood market and buy some shrimp, then look for some Shrimp Scampi recipes on the internet and cook the dish at home. You can also go to seafood or Italian restaurant with your family members and friends and enjoy eating the dish. Then post pictures of your Shrimp Scampi and share your thoughts about the National Shrimp Scampi Day with others on social media using the hashtag #ShrimpScampiDay.