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Old 18-04-2007, 6:08 PM
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hello,

Can anyone tell me how to cook languistines? I have about 20 frozen, head on shell on (looking pretty scarey!) but I would liek help on how to cook or serve them??

I know I need to let them fully defrost but apart from that......NOT A SINGLE CLUE!!

Help please
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Old 18-04-2007, 7:47 PM
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Use them just like large prawns! Great wrapped in foil with butter in the barby or add to a paella - curry would be good or stirfry...maybe coat in batter & serve with sweet chillu dipping sauce....
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Langoustines are just an up-market prawn, so nothing too overpowering with them, and they only take a few minutes to cook (once fully defrosted)
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This may seem like a silly question but how do I get the shells (and eyes & legs! ) off?

Do I cook them with the shells on and then take them off??

Sorry.. I do normally know how to cook most things!
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Old 18-04-2007, 8:27 PM
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Yes cook with shells on and then remove-they are just like giant prawns really.Just break the heads off and then the rest of the shell will be easy to remove.

We bought some live ones in France once-it took me ages to work out how to ask the stallholder how to cook them .DDs were disgusted with us and refused to touch them.
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Old 18-04-2007, 8:54 PM
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On this week's 'Great British Menu' both chefs are cooking langoustine for their fish course so if you can watch the Friday episode, you'll see what they do - BBC2 6.30pm. They used fresh ones which take hardly any time to cook. You will need to defrost your fully before cooking.
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make sure that, as with prawns, that you remove the little intestines thread before cooking!
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Default Languistines.Help?

i managed to get the frozen languistines today from tesco.Trouble is im not very confident in this area.it says i can microwave them but what do i do with them next?Is there anything poisonous on them?Do i literally pull head n tail off like a big prawn?


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Treat it like a prawn. You can make a nice stock with the heads and shells afterwards.
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Yep just a biiiiig prawn serve with mayo and lemon and scoff the lot before anyone tries to eat them!

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Oh and they are dead easy to boil too!
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Hi shazziere,

There's an older thread that might help so I've added your thread to it to keep all the replies together.

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Might seem like a daft question, but before you do anything-- are they raw?

if not, that's a whole new ball game
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