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Apr 8, 2010 05:27 PM

ISO Scampi

Hey all... Having a massive craving for scampi... Curious as to others' opinions on the best. Hoping for a pretty traditional version, but am open to shrimp or scallops or lobster....

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Completely unorthodox / off the wall suggestion. Camarones Checo or Camarones Al Mojo de Ajo at Mariscos Chente.

    Mariscos Chente
    4532 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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    1. re: Servorg

      that came to mind already, thanks!

      i really am looking for a traditional prep though... however, i am going to mariscos chente on saturday... will see if that gets ordered :)

      1. re: Emme

        How would you define "traditional prep?"

        1. re: maudies5

          garlic and white wine based... no funky additions (not that they aren't valid and good in their own right, but just not what i'm seeking right now).

          1. re: Emme

            Okay then...have you ever tried it at Vito's on Ocean Park? I think they would be a serious contender to scratch this itch.

            Vitos Italian Restaurant
            2807 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

    2. I'm probably going to get flamed for this but Cheesecake Factory makes a decent scampi with really large shrimp, whole roasted garlic cloves and a lemony garlic beurre blanc sauce.

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      1. re: sparkareno

        agreed, it's one of 3 things i will eat there.
        it's delicious.

        1. re: GenevieveCa

          interesting... im curious as to what the other 2 are...

          1. re: Emme

            first one is the crab rangoon, i could drink they sauce they serve with it.
            the other is a version of maple and sage glazed pork tenderloin.
            It's not a restaurant i like, but sometimes, it's what everyone else wants so i cave.

            1. re: Emme

              thanks for the recipe.
              i make them at home, as the primary food maker in the house, it's nice to have someone else make something sometimes.

      2. I love the gambas al ajillo at Bar Pintxo.

        Bar Pintxo
        109 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401