Fun Facts About SuccuLENT Shrimp!

Updated: Jun 11, 2018

The calendar says Spring has arrived! With many people celebrating Lent and craving warm weather and the taste of seafood, Providence Coal Fired Pizza came up with a creative twist on traditional Shrimp Scampi for this month's Specialty Pizza...

Did You Know?

Shrimp Scampi dates back to 1920 when the recipe first appeared in American cookbooks. It referred to a dish cooked with shrimps which had been basted with olive oil, white wine, garlic and butter. However, Shrimp Scampi did not gain widespread popularity until after World War II when many Italian recipes became mainstream. Today, the ever-so-popular Shrimp Scampi continues to get more inventive as it can be served over pasta, rice, salads and, now...pizza! 


The Providence Coal Fired Pizza Way

To create our robust Shrimp Scampi Pizza, our chefs take our own special, house-made pizza dough and stretch it into the perfect crust. Next, they layer the pizza with a touch of heavy cream, crisp asparagus and fresh tomato slices. After, they take plump gulf coast shrimp that have been marinating in garlic and olive oil, and load them on top. Finally, Reggiano Parmigiano is sprinkled over the pizza with a touch of red pepper flakes to give it a bit of a kick. The pizza is cooked to perfection in our custom-built oven at 900 degrees heat. The high intensity of the clean-burning coal cooks the pizza quickly, and gives the shrimp a crispness that is unmistakable.

From now until April 2nd, try our delicious Shrimp Scampi Pizza Specialty Pizza! Five Fun Facts About Shrimp

  1. The word "scampi" means shrimp, so saying shrimp shrimp or scampi scampi is the same thing 

  2. Every shrimp is born a male but only some develop into females

  3. Some shrimp are able to glow in the dark

  4. They dance: To attract fish, cleaning shrimp wave their white antennae and do a little dance

  5. Americans consume over one billion pounds of shrimp per year

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