Langoustine and leek tarts

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #1
    Prepare 1 shallot and chop finely.
  2. 30 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #2
    Prepare 2 leeks and shred.
  3. 1 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #3
    Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a pan (preferably non-stick) and when hot, add the chopped shallot, salt and pepper.

    Cook for one minute without colouring.
  4. 10 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #4
    Ad the shredded leeks, mix well and cook uncovered until the leeks are just tender.

    Set aside.
  5. 10 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #5
    Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F).

    Line the tart tins or moulds with puff pastry and prick over the base with a fork.
  6. 15 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #6
    Fill with small beans or lentils (or whatever you use for blind baking). Bake for 15 minutes (watch that the edges do not brown).

    When cooked, remove from the oven, tip out the beans and leave the pastry cases to cool on a wire rack.

    Prepare 150 g Hollandaise sauce and keep hot.
  7. 2 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #7
    Peel 200 g langoustines (scampi).

    Melt 20 g butter in a frying pan, and when hot, tip in the scampi. Fry "sauté" (fry while tossing gently) for 1 or 2 minutes, just until they begin to brown a little (be careful not to overcook them).
  8. 5 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #8
    Put a layer of hot leeks into each pastry case (reheat them first if necessary).
  9. 5 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #9
    Then add a layer of scampi.
  10. 5 min.Langoustine and leek tarts : Photo of step #10
    Finish with a coating of hollandaise sauce.

    Serve immediately.

Remarks:

The most difficult thing with this recipe is serving it all hot. It is better to take your time preparing everything, then reheat it all (except the hollandaise sauce, which should be kept warm) and fill the tarts at the last minute.

Source:

Home made

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