Sesame fried scampi

Sesame fried scampi
Scampi, coated with a sesame crust, fried quickly, and served with a herb salad.
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Last modified on: November 11th 2012

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 langoustines (scampi) 36 langoustines (scampi)
  • 2 Egg 1 Egg
  • 3 water 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 5 flour 1 teaspoon flour
  • 6 sesame seeds 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 7 Herb salad Herb salad
  • 8 oil oil
  • 9 salt salt
  • 10 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 1,603 grams

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Take raw scampi, cut off the heads, and extract from the base of the tail the gut of the animal (otherwise this can give a bitter taste to your scampi).

It's a delicate operation, but the small video on right will show you the details.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Sesame fried scampi
Then extract all the flesh from the scampi tails.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Sesame fried scampi
Prepare Herb salad.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Sesame fried scampi
Whip 1 Egg with 2 tablespoons water, salt and pepper.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Sesame fried scampi
In a bowl mix 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons sesame seeds and Herb salad with salt and pepper.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Sesame fried scampi
Put about half an inch depth of oil (max.) in a frying pan on medium heat.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Sesame fried scampi
With a fork, dip scampi in beaten egg.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
Sesame fried scampi
With another fork, dip wet scampi in sesame mix to completely coat them.

Note: if you use the same fork to dip in beaten egg and then in the coating, after a short time your fork will be completely stuck with egg and sesame.

Stage 9
Sesame fried scampi
Put coated scampi on a plate until they are all dipped.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Sesame fried scampi
Then fry 30 seconds on each side.

Stage 11
Sesame fried scampi
Leave to drain for a few seconds on absorbant paper to remove excess oil.

Stage 12
Sesame fried scampi
Then serve stright away, possibly with herb salad which will add a little delicious acidity.
Herb salad could be replaced by other sorts, but to keep to the spirit of the recipe, please use something fresh and slightly acid. A small simple salad with a lemon French dressing, or a salad of tomatoes and avocados diced small.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,681 Kcal or 7,038 Kj263 gr28 gr57 gr
84 %101 %3 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
105 Kcal or 440 Kj16 gr2 gr4 gr
5 %6 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
280 Kcal or 1,172 Kj44 gr5 gr10 gr
14 %17 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Shellfish, Egg, Gluten, leaven, Sesame, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 22.04 €
  • Per person : 3.67 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Langoustines (scampi)Langoustines (scampi): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chilli langoustines, Langoustine sabayon tart, Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips., Langoustine and leek tarts, Langoustine gratin, ... All
Sesame seedsSesame seeds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: "Psychedelic" sandwich bread, Celeriac and sesame soup, Ali Baba bread, Sushi, Seeded loaf, ... All
BreadcrumbsBreadcrumbs: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Crab Cakes, Greek-style stuffed courgettes, French toast "cordon bleu", Fish in a seed crust, Scallops au gratin, ... All
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