Turban of sole with langoustines


Turban of sole with langoustines
The turban is made from a rolled fillet of sole poached in fish stock. Each turban is then filled with sautéed langoustines and a tasty cream sauce, flavoured with langoustine stock. This dish takes quite a long time to make because of the langoustine stock, but you will really impress your guests.
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Last modified on: November 23th 2014

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
22 min.1 hour 22 min.1 hour 44 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten immediately once assembled.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #1
Cook the langoustines for 30 seconds (no longer) in salted boiling water.

When cooled, shell them but do not discard the heads and claws.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #2
Prepare the langoustine stock:

Prepare 1 shallot and chop finely.

Prepare 1 carrot and chop.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #3
Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a saucean on medium heat. When hot, add the shallot, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #4
Add the carrot and parsley. Leave to cook for 2 minutes.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #5
Add the langoustine heads and claws.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #6
Crush these a little (I am using a rolling pin here) to bring out the flavour.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #7
Add 300 ml dry white wine and 200 ml water.

Stage 8 - 40 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #8
Stir to mix well, then leave to simmer on low heat for 40 minutes.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #9
After this, strain the contents of the saucepan through a sieve and discard everything in the sieve.

Stage 10
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You will now have a very flavoursome langoustine stock.

Note: this stage of the recipe can be prepared in advance and the stock kept in a sealed jar in the fridge or in the freezer.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
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Prepare the sauce:

Pour the stock into a small saucepan on low heat and reduce by half. There should only be 4 or 5 tablespoonsful of liquid left.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #12
Then add 200 ml liquid cream, mix well, turn the heat up slightly and bring to the boil.

Add 1 knob butter and leave to reduce on low heat again until thickened.

Check the seasoning and your sauce is ready.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #13
Prepare the sole turbans:

Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil.

You can add a richer flavour to the dish by using fish stock, as in the photo, but this is not essential.

Stage 14 - 2 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #14
Salt the sole fillets on both sides.

Stage 15 - 4 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #15
Role into a hollow tube, like in the photo, and fix with two toothpicks so that they do not unroll during cooking.

Stage 16
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Prepare all the sole fillets like this.

Stage 17 - 3 min.
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Lower the sole fillets into gently simmering water and poach for 2-3 minutes...

Stage 18
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #18
...then drain on a wire rack. Remove the toothpicks as this is easier while the fillets are still really hot.

Stage 19 - 5 min.
Turban of sole with langoustines : Photo of step #19
Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into a frying pan on medium heat. When hot, sauté the langoustines until nicely browned.

Heat the serving plates, particularly important for this recipe.

Stage 20
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Assemble the turbans:

Arrange 2 turbans on each plate.

Stage 21 - 5 min.
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Fill with sautéed langoustines and pour the sauce over or around.

Garnish with, for example, a cherry tomato and a parsley leaf.

Serve immediately.

Remarks

The main difficulty in this recipe is having everything ready at the same time: the sauce, sole turbans and langoustines all need to be hot. The trick - and key to success for this dish - is to make the langoustine stock the day before, even several days earlier. It is also important to assemble the turbans on hot plates.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,205 Kcal or 9,232 Kj212 gr33 gr136 gr
110 %82 %3 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
101 Kcal or 423 Kj10 gr2 gr6 gr
5 %4 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
551 Kcal or 2,307 Kj53 gr8 gr34 gr
28 %20 %1 %5 %
% 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).

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And to drink?: A medium-dry white wine from the Loire, like a Vouvray.

Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Langoustines (scampi)Langoustines (scampi): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sesame fried scampi, Langoustine gratin, Langoustine and leek tarts, Langoustine sabayon tart, Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips., ... All
Dry white wineDry white wine: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Quiche Bretonne, Montbenoit's canapés, Potatoes with prawns, Blanquette of veal, Rabbit with mustard, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Penne with Mushrooms, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Chilli langoustines, Normandy seafood stew, Pasta with mushrooms, ... All
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ciabatta, Aperitif rolls, Panettone, Sesame fried scampi, Choux pastry (pâte à choux), ... All

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