Scottish langoustines are usually very tasty. Most of them are flown abroad as they don't seem to be very popular in Scotland or neither in England. It is mostly a "continental" thing, something you would have when you go across to France. Shame though as they are delicious and not very expensive.
So I decided to try cooking them like they do when I go to my favourite seafood restaurant in Italy.
They always barbecue them, but being winter time and not wanting to freeze to death outside, I got my griddle pan out, put it on a source of heat until very hot, put the shellfish on it until I got those "barbecue zebra lines".
My husband, who was in the living room came in like a shot when he smelt the fish. "What are you cooking???" I said "Smells nice eh?! Get some white wine out, we are having a barby for lunch!"
I added some cumin just for a change and the result was a juicy and moist char grilled fish with a smoky flavour, for an instant it felt like being in Italy...
- Prep Time : 15 minutes
- Cook Time : 20 minutes
Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Rub some olive oil on the fish and some salt; lay the langoustines on the pan.
Cook them well for about 20 minutes turning them on both sides until they are cooked through.
In a bowl add the crushed garlic cloves, the parsley, 3 tbsp of olive oil, cumin and lemon juice. Mix it well and then soak the cooked fish into the mixture.
Serve it warm.