Ingredients for a seafood dish Scampi on Buzara

Croatian Seafood - Scampi On Buzara Recipe

Welcome to our blog about food, which I am happy to share with you because it is about my favorite dish - Scampi on Buzara! When we travel, we all have two important questions in our heads - what to visit and what to eat, in order to feel the authentic atmosphere of the country or city we are visiting.

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In order to get to know the everyday life of the place and country we are visiting as much as possible, we should definitely try the specialties that the locals eat, experience dishes that we have not tried before, and enjoy new flavors.

Enjoy the following lines and photos that will hopefully inspire your desire to travel, and experience new things!

scampi buzara recipe ingredients

A few simple ingredients for a delicious Scampi on Buzara

Cult Dalmatian dish, Scampi on Buzara, or what some would translate as "scampi stew'', is something you should definitely try when visiting Dalmatia!

Fresh scampi and the simplest possible approach to cooking guarantee delicious lunch.

fresh scampi ready for cooking

Fresh scampi from the local fish market

Scampi on Buzara can be prepared in several different ways: with head-on scampi, tail-on scampi, or peeled scampi. But of course, leaving the shells on when stewing makes for a delicious sauce just perfect for dipping with crusty bread.

Few fresh ingredients, little cooking, and immense taste.

Ingredients for Scampi on Buzara

To enjoy this seafood specialty like a true Dalmatian, here are the magical ingredients for Scampi on the Buzara:

fresh scampi from the local fish market

Simple ingredients make a great lunch

  • 700g - 1000g of fresh scampi
  • 3-4 large spoons of olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 2 dl pureed tomatoes
  • 2 dl of white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs (optional, not necessary, not used in this recipe)
  • salt, pepper

It would be best to use a larger pot so that the scampi are nicely distributed and cooked evenly.

Recipe for Scampi on Buzara

  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil to a pot
  • Add finely chopped onion, and after a few minutes add garlic and fry until slightly golden

onion and garlic fried on olive oil

Use a wide pan to fry onion and garlic in olive oil

  • Add the chopped fresh tomato and finely chopped parsley

chopped vegetables simmering in olive oil

You can feel the gorgeous scent even through the picture, especially when hungry!

  • When everything has been simmered for a short time, place the scampi in the pot and cover everything with white wine

scampi in the pot

When you put scampi with vegetables, the picture gets even more beautiful

  • Then add pureed tomato, and salt and pepper
  • Add the salt carefully as the scampi are already salty and will release the salt into the sauce.
  • Stir, then cover everything with water and let it cook for another 15 minutes.

scampi cooking in white wine

Put all ingredients together, add some love, and cook shortly to get the magic

Cook the pasta al dente and add it to the sauce with scampi, so that the pasta absorbs this wonderful sauce.

You can also serve polenta as a side dish if you prefer.

And voila, that is it, quick scampi on buzara in 30ish minutes!

the lunch is served

Serve lunch and enjoy the taste of the sea

Serve with top quality white wine of your choice, preferably one of the many Croatian top wines.

scampi with pasta is servedPrepare scampi on buzara for a romantic dinner or lunch

If you want to enjoy this seafood dish, but do not want to prepare it yourself, in our VIP Concierge service offer you also have the option of a private chef in the villa. Our chef will prepare for you the most delicious shrimp on buzara, with scampi bought fresh from the best local fishermen.

professional private chef service

Let the private chef service make your stay easy and enjoyable

If you want to try this simple and wonderful dish in one of the many acclaimed Croatian restaurants and enjoy the taste, service, and view, we will list just a few of them:

Recommended Seafood Restaurants in Croatia

1. Restaurant Lučica in Split

Located in the port of Spinut, this family restaurant, which has been at the service of guests for more than 20 years, is an ideal place for rest and refreshment for you, your family, and your friends.

Restaurant Lucica in Split

Enjoy the sea, on your plate, but also from the terrace, photo credit:Restoran Lucica Facebook page

Here you can try some fresh and tasty scampi on buzara as well!

Address: Lučica 7, 21000, Split


Phone: +385 21 386 763

2. Restaurant Kadena in Split

Restaurant Kadena is one of the top restaurants in Split. On your plate, you will find a perfect combination of traditional and modern cuisine, combined in wonderful colors and flavors.

kadena terrace overlooking the marina

Restaurant Kadena's perfectly placed terrace, overlooking the sea and a marina, photo credit:Restaurant Kadena Facebook

Enjoy the view of the port and the ships, and the sea scent while you experience some of the most beautiful flavors of the Mediterranean prepared by a top award-winning chef.

scampi and fish

Each plate is a perfect plate, photo credit: Restaurant Kadena Facebook

Don't miss trying scampi on buzara, in Kadena, I had one of the best ever!

Address: Ul. Ivana pl. Zajca 4, 21000, Split



Phone: +385 21 389 400

3. Konoba Nikola in Split

A superb family restaurant that has been delighting the palates of its guests for more than 20 years, it is synonymous with excellent and fresh fish and seafood.

Restaurant Nikola does not boast terraces and a view of the sea, although it is located just a few meters from it, bringing all the beauty of the sea to your plate.

Konoba Nikola interior

Family atmosphere and delicious food, photo credit:Konoba Nikola Facebook

Before you decide what you want to eat, you can see the entire fresh offer of fish, shellfish, scampi, and choose only the best of the best.

Whatever you have, you will not go wrong, and you will also experience top service.

fresh offer in Konoba Nikola

Each day local fishermen deliver fresh fish and seafood to Konoba Nikola, photo credit:Konoba Nikola Facebook

Address: Ivankova ul. 42, 21311, Stobrec, Croatia

Reservations: +385 21 326 235

Website: Facebook Page Konoba Nikola & Instagram Konoba Nikola

4. Trattoria Carmen in Dubrovnik

A small family trattoria is located in Dubrovnik, at the foot of the fortress of St. Ivan and near the Maritime museum, just steps away from the Stradun promenade. Trattoria Carmen is the ideal place to refresh after climbing the walls and will enchant you with its menu and homemade food.

Charming Trattoria Carmen

Charming seating in Trattoria Carmen, photo credit:Trattoria Carmen Facebook

You can choose from a variety of dishes, but we definitely recommend trying seafood specialties.

mussels and scampi stew

Seafood stew; mussels and scampi with pasta, photo credit: Trattoria Carmen Facebook

Address:Ul. kneza Damjana Jude 10, 20000, Dubrovnik


Phone:+385 20 301 337

5. Restaurant Posat in Dubrovnik

The first-class fine dining restaurant located in Dubrovnik, right next to the city walls, is a synonym for an exquisite experience.

Aerial view over Restaurant Posat and Dubrovnik Walls

In the fantastic location of Posat restaurant, each table is the best table, photo credit:Posat Dubrovnik Facebook

Restaurants' rich heritage and unbeatable location will give your meal a completely new dimension.

Fresh fish and seafood you can choose yourself from the marine aquarium, the best guarantee of freshness and quality.

scampi and pasta plating

Colors and taste of seafood, photo credit: Posat Dubrovnik Facebook

Address: Ul. uz Posat 1, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Contacts: [email protected]

Reservations: +385 20 421 194

Website: Restaurant Posat Dubrovnik

Inspiration For Food Lovers Traveling In Croatia

If you are a foodie and love to explore cuisine and local delicacies when traveling, feel free to check our previous blog posts about fine dining restaurants in several top destinations in Croatia:

I hope that you got hungry after reading this blog and that you are about to try this simple recipe for delicious scampi on the buzara.

Carmen Trattoria Dubrovnik

Fish and seafood salad in Trattoria Carmen,photo credit: Posat Dubrovnik Facebook

If you are planning your stay in Croatia and have already chosen a luxury villa from our offer, feel free to contact us, our Concierge department will be happy to help you plan the details for a memorable vacation!

I hope you found this blog useful and interesting, let us know your experiences if you try this recipe. Bon appetit and enjoy!

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