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Old 01-22-2018, 11:53 AM   #21
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AKA Prawn in UK. Over here Shrimp are smaller but look the same.

(Incidentally, neither are red until cooked.)
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:01 PM   #22
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And in Sweden we just call them räka...
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Old 01-22-2018, 01:43 PM   #23
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Then there is "scampi". That's an Italian word for "shrimp", so saying you are having shrimp scampi is the same as saying your are having shrimp shrimp.
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Old 01-22-2018, 05:36 PM   #24
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AKA Prawn in UK. Over here Shrimp are smaller but look the same.

(Incidentally, neither are red until cooked.)
Shrimp caught in different waters are different colors. In the Eastern Gulf, East of the Mississippi River, the shrimp are a reddish color. West of the Mississippi, they are grey/brown. It is because of the silt from the Mississippi River, which drifts to the West when it hits the Gulf of Mexico.

Prawns... don't live in the Gulf of Mexico, since they are fresh-water crustaceans.

Oh, and the "H" in Herb is silent.

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So...do prawns have a similar flavor and texture to shrimp? I don't think I've ever eaten prawns (grilled at least).
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So...do prawns have a similar flavor and texture to shrimp? I don't think I've ever eaten prawns (grilled at least).
Yes, they do. Anything you can cook with shrimp, you can cook with prawns. Even though they are different animals, they have very similar taste and texture. That is probably why there is so much confusion about shrimp and prawns.

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Then there is "scampi". That's an Italian word for "shrimp", so saying you are having shrimp scampi is the same as saying your are having shrimp shrimp.
Shrimp shrimp must be small shrimp, as opposed to jumbo shrimp.
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Yes, they do. Anything you can cook with shrimp, you can cook with prawns. Even though they are different animals, they have very similar taste and texture. That is probably why there is so much confusion about shrimp and prawns.

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Casey - I don't know if you read all of the Wiki references, but prawns and shrimp ARE the same thing, just by different names in different regions.

Essentially, prawns are just shrimp with a high opinion of themselves.
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I went into a fish monger's place in Florida on the coast. Was buying some shrimp for supper. the display case was amazing in the different shrimps,etc available.

I saw some that were quite large and very pink and asked what was the best way to re-heat them... she looked a little shocked and said

"oh my dear, these are raw not cooked!" I was so thankful I had asked!

Couldn't imagine what my face would have looked like had I bitten into a raw shrimp!



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Old 01-23-2018, 09:29 AM   #30
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Scampi Shrimp reminds me of a favourite Florida restaurant my husband and I would visit on our trips just to have that dish.

For several years we couldn't manage a visit and when we finally did... we had only shrimp in the dish. We called the server and asked about it, the manager came and explained to us that it was the sauce that was being referred to.

We mentioned that we had had this dish many times there and it definitely had both... so he became vague saying that during his time there (3 years) the recipe hadn't changed. Well, due to the time line we could hardly prove it but accepted the change.

The following year while cleaning out a corner in my basement came across a menu we had brought home from there back in the day...

Sure enough! the menu described the dish as having both scampi and shrimp in a garlic (and something) sauce!

So the dish, in my mind, originally was created with both. Due either to availability, appreciation, costs or 'whatever'! it was changed.
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