Scampi with lime, ginger and herbs
Scampi with lime, ginger and herbs

Scampi with lime, ginger and herbs

Preparation 10 minutes
Cooking time 7 to 8 minutes
Servings 4


  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) butter
  • 20 ml (1 heaping tbsp) ginger, finely chopped 
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped 
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chives, finely chopped
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) breadcrumbs
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) paprika 
  • 24 scampi (16/20), butterflied


  1. Preheat the oven broiler, placing the rack in the middle.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the butter and ginger over very low heat.
  3. When the butter has melted, reduce the heat to minimum.
  4. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the fresh herbs, lime juice, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and paprika.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Place the scampi on a baking sheet and brush them with the ginger butter.
  9. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and paprika.
  10. Drizzle lightly with butter.
  11. Broil in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes, until the flesh easily pulls away from the shell.
  12. Serve with the remaining butter in a sauce boat, accompanied by rice and tomatoes à la provençale.
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