I consider Langostinos as lobster cousins. Though they are way smaller, they taste just as good and are less expensive. Cooked right, they are sweet and tender. I found these at COSTCO; however, many gourmet grocery stores carry them as well every now and then. Unfortunately, most of the time they are pre-cooked but at least you can find them if you look for them at your local groceries.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Approximate Cost: $24.75 or $12.38 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
1 ¼ lb. of Langostinos ($17.35)
1 tsp. Angie’s Dry Seasoning (.40)
6 cloves of garlic (.35)
½ white onion chopped (.20)
¼ c. my basting extra virgin olive oil ($1.95)
½ c. of white wine ($1.50)
1 tbsp. capers (.30)
1 small sweet pepper (.10)
1 lemon (.45)
Green onions (.25)
French bread ($1.00)
2 tbsp. my basting oil, ½ tsp. my dry Seasoning ½ tsp of garlic powder (for the toasts) (.60)
Basil leaves, scallions to garnish (.30)
Directions for the Garlic Langostinos
Season Langostinos with 1 tsp. of my dry seasoning and 1 tsp. basting oil. Refrigerate.
Chop the onion, garlic and small pepper and sauté in a skillet with what’s left of the ¼ c. basting oil until golden.
Add capers, ½ c. of white wine, the juice of a lemon and let it cook until the wine sauce is reduced and thickens a bit, about few minutes.
Add the Langostinos, stir well until they are all covered with the sauce and warmed, turn the heat off and remove from stove. Serve immediately with the garlic toasts.
Garnish with basil and scallions.
Directions for the Toasted Garlic French Bread
Slice the French bread lengthwise.
Prepare a spread of 2 tbsp. basting oil, ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp (or more) of garlic powder.
Spread the mixture over the bread and toast in your toaster until golden brown, minutes before serving.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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