Scampi Kiev – If You Love Scampi and love Garlic, then you might love Scampi Kiev!

by David on June 12, 2009

Here at Scampi Towers, we’d heard various rumours regarding “Scampi Kievs” and were unsure what to believe and were perhaps a little frightened…

Scampi…and Garlic…Together…OMG!!!  ARE YOU SERIOUS?

Was it really true that some mad crazy scientist / chef had taken the Chicken Kiev idea and mutated it into what some people were reporting as “Scampi Kievs”?

Well as it turns out, it was:

Scampi Kiev

After calming down, I managed to get them on an oven tray and do a Scampi count – 15 if I’m being really generous although if truth be known it’s actually 14 and a Scampi bleg.

Scampi Count of 15

Here we go with an extreme close up of the frozen and still uncooked Scampi Kiev…Hmmm crunchy.  I don’t know about you, but I love these close up photos where the immediate foreground is in sharp focus and the background is slighlty blurred or out of focus – It’s so arty…

Extreme Scampi

In the oven for about 15-20 mins and this is what they look like – All golden brown and crunchy apart from what was originally identified as a “bleg” which is now a dishevelled and dried up bleg, even though we included it in the Scampi count.

They're ready

Anyway, back to the serving image and here we are…This time we’d thought we’d go with the Mushy Peas and home-made oven chips so you’d have a chance to compare against the last time we posted a review…

Hmmm, Scampi Kiev chips and mushy peas

And again, here is the extreme close up with the foreground in sharp focus and the background slightly blurred / out of focus.  If I didn’t run a Scampi and Chips related site I’d bet you would all think I was some sort of photo specialist / pro.  Which I’m not although some of my Scampi photos are quite good.

Crispy Golden Scampi

So what about the eating? Was Scampi Kiev any good? Well, it was, but it wasn’t fantastic or revolutionary or new or massively different.  It tasted just like Scampi in Garlic, so if you like Scampi and Garlic and can cope with a lower Scampi count, you’ll enjoy Scampi Kiev.

However, if you don’t like Scampi or Garlic then a) You shouldn’t be on this site and b) Scampi Kievs are not the right Scampi based product for you…

Scampi and Chips Official Rating: 4 out of 5

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

stinky scotsman June 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

One question. How does the garlic mix with the peas? Not sure if I am comfortable with the possibility of french tasting mushy peas.

David June 18, 2009 at 10:45 pm

There wasn’t any free flowing garlic so no garlic / pea mixing took place, however I do understand your concerns…

Stan July 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm

that scampi bleg is a disgrace

garlic or no garlic, it’s a disgrace

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