Chilli langoustines

Chilli langoustines
The langoustines in this recipe are cooked in two stages: boiled briefly in salted water, then sautéed before being spiced and flambéed in cognac.

They are served here with a creamy sauce and potato grenaille.
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Last modified on: October 12th 2016

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For 4 people, you will need:
  • 1 langoustines (scampi) 800 g langoustines (scampi)
  • 2 potatoes 800 g potatoes
  • 3 Clarified butter 50 g Clarified butter
  • 4 chilli powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 5 Brandy (Cognac or Armagnac) 2 tablespoons Brandy (Cognac or Armagnac)
  • 6 liquid cream 100 ml liquid cream
  • Total weight: 1,785 grams

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20 min.49 min.1 hour 9 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Chilli langoustines
Begin by cooking the langoustines briefly in boiling salted water.

Remove the shells.

Stage 2 - 40 min.
Chilli langoustines

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Chilli langoustines
Melt 50 g Clarified butter in a large frying pan on high heat. When really hot, add the langoustines.

Leave to cook for 1 minute.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Chilli langoustines
Add 1 teaspoon chilli powder and leave to cook for 30 seconds while stirring.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Chilli langoustines
Add 2 tablespoons Brandy (Cognac or Armagnac) and bring to the boil, then set alight to flambé.

Remove the langoustines from the pan and set aside to keep hot.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Chilli langoustines
Pour 100 ml liquid cream into the pan, then salt and pepper.

Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and leave to reduce and thicken.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Chilli langoustines
Transfer the langoustines back to the pan and leave in the sauce for a further 30 seconds on the heat.

Check the seasoning.

Stage 8
Chilli langoustines
Serve on hot plates with the potato grenaille.
If you don't have any cognac, you can use Noilly Prat instead.
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Can be reheated.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,149 Kcal or 8,997 Kj156 gr160 gr89 gr
107 %60 %15 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
120 Kcal or 502 Kj9 gr9 gr5 gr
6 %3 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
537 Kcal or 2,248 Kj39 gr40 gr22 gr
27 %15 %4 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Shellfish, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 14.23 €
  • Per person : 3.56 €

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