What is scampi?

More people ask this question than you might think, it is the second most popular “what is” question on Google! Scampi is a langoustine, also called a Dublin Bay Prawn and is a member of the lobster family. Its scientific name is Nephrops norvegicus. Almost all our langoustines and the majority of worldwide demand are caught and landed around the British and Irish waters.

Scampi is not made using monkfish tails or prawns, although this is a popular myth. The Scampi itself is made using the tail of the langoustine and is served in breadcrumbs. Here at Whitby we continue the proud tradition of sourcing only the finest quality tails and this is what gives Whitby Breaded Scampi its sweet flavour and succulent texture.

You can find our Whitby Scampi in: Asda, Farmfoods, Tesco, Sainsburys, and other leading retailers. You can also enjoy our Whitby Scampi on the menu at Punch, Chef & Brewer, JD Weatherspoons and Fayre & Square amongst many other leading pubs, check on the menu.