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

Keywords for this recipe:LangoustinesScampiChiliFlambéedCognacCreamy sauce
For 12 people, you will need:
  • 1 langoustines (scampi) 2 kgs 400 g langoustines (scampi)
  • 2 potatoes 2 kgs 400 g potatoes
  • 3 Clarified butter 150 g Clarified butter
  • 4 chilli powder 3 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 5 Brandy (Cognac or Armagnac) 6 tablespoons Brandy (Cognac or Armagnac)
  • 6 liquid cream 300 ml liquid cream
  • Total weight: 5,355 grams

Change to the quantities for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
20 min.49 min.1 hour 9 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Chilli langoustines : Photo of step #1
Begin by cooking the langoustines briefly in boiling salted water.

Remove the shells.

Stage 2 - 40 min.
Chilli langoustines : Photo of step #2

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Chilli langoustines : Photo of step #3
Melt 150 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 : Photo of step #4
Add 3 teaspoons chilli powder and leave to cook for 30 seconds while stirring.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Chilli langoustines : Photo of step #5
Add 6 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 : Photo of step #6
Pour 300 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 : Photo of step #7
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 : Photo of step #8
Serve on hot plates with the potato grenaille.
Remarks
If you don't have any cognac, you can use Noilly Prat instead.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Can be reheated.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
6,446 Kcal or 26,988 Kj467 gr479 gr268 gr
322 %180 %45 %41 %
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 people : 42.68 €
  • Per person : 3.56 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Langoustines (scampi)Langoustines (scampi): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sesame fried scampi, Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips., Langoustine gratin, Langoustine sabayon tart, Langoustine and leek tarts, ... All
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Home-made potato crisps , Potato and broccoli gratin, Purée of Jerusalem artichokes with foie gras, Minestrone, Piedmont salad, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leek fondue, Smoky sausage and mash, Smoky potato and potimarron gratin, Filo leeks and cheese tart, Salmon with sorrel, ... All
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Confit of quinces in Macvin, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Comtoise apple charlotte, Roscoff salad, Fillets of sole meunière, ... All
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