Croatian Recipes: Skampi na Buzaru

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Written by our local expert Mate

Mate is Croatian and owns a transport company in the Balkans, he has visited over 30 countries. He is an expert on all things transportation as well as food and wine.

This recipe is super easy and really allows the delicate flavor of the skampi to sing. The best part is this recipe can be used not only for skampi but also prawns, shrimp, mussels, and any shellfish really. So get down to your local fishmonger and give this Croatian coastal recipe a go. My family loves it.

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Skampi Na Buzaru Recipe

This skampi na buzara recipe is easy and the best part is that this recipe can be used for prawns, shrimp, and mussels.


  • 2 kg skampi (4.4 lbs) Try king prawns if you can't get skampi
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbls. bread crumbs
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil to medium heat and add the garlic followed by the breadcrumbs, tomato, parsley and wine. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for a couple of minutes
  2. Now add your cleaned skampi and turn up the heat to high for 2 minutes
  3. Now reduce the heat to low put the lid on and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes
  4. You need to keep an eye on the skampi, as the cooking time is determined by the size of the skampi
  5. Mix the skampi around by giving the pan a shake - now you are done! It's that easy!
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Comments (12)

    1. Hey Dennis Valcich, we attended the Croatian Food Festival in Fremantle a number of times when we lived in Perth and dined on your fabulous food.

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