Sunday, April 27, 2014

Škampi na Buzaru (Scampi a la Buzara)

Today I made Škampi na Buzaru or Scampi a la Buzara.  It is a traditional Croatian dish that is made in Dalmatia by the Adriatic Sea coast.  It is made by cooking shrimp in a tomato and garlic sauce and it is a great appetizer and tastes great with fresh bread that you can dip in the sauce.  I served a traditional bread from Bosnia and Croatia called somun/lepinja with this dish that we bought at City Fresh Market.

- 1 pound of shrimp (I used cooked shrimp)
- about 3 tablespoons of olive (or to taste)
- 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped)
- 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- about 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- 5 teaspoons of bread crumbs
- 1/8 teaspoon of Vegeta (optional)
- 3/4 cup of dry white wine
- salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste

- Wash shrimp
- Quickly put tomatoes in boiling water and take out, then peel them (this makes it easier to peel the tomatoes) and slice them
- Mince the garlic
- Chop the parsley

- Heat up the olive oil and saute the bread crumbs for a few minutes until toasted, but don't let them burn

- Add garlic, parsley, sliced tomato, tomato sauce and Vegeta and saute until tomato starts to break down
- Add salt, pepper and white wine and mix well
- Add shrimp and mix well

- Cook covered for about 15 minutes or until shrimp are cooked.
- Serve with Polenta or fresh bread

Prijatno!  Enjoy!  : )

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