Grilled langoustines with chilli, garlic and coriander

Grilled langoustines with chilli, garlic and coriander

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Leiths How to Cook
Serves
4
Photographer
Peter Cassidy

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1/2 garlic clove
1 red chilli
1/2 bunch coriander
1 lemon
150ml olive oil
very small pinch crushed dried chillies
20 langoustines
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Heat the grill to its highest setting.
  2. Peel and crush the garlic and halve, deseed and very finely chop the chilli. Coarsely chop the coriander leaves and juice the lemon.
  3. Put half the olive oil in a small saucepan, add the crushed dried chillies and garlic and gently warm over a low heat for 2–3 minutes, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse while you prepare the langoustines for grilling.
  4. Pour the cool, infused oil into a large bowl, add the langoustines and toss to coat. Place the langoustines shell side down on a lipped baking tray, season with salt and a little pepper and grill for 3–5 minutes, depending on size.
  5. Halfway though cooking, baste the langoustines with any remaining infused oil from the bowl.
  6. Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to the remaining olive oil with the chopped chilli, coriander and some salt and pepper. Once cooked, the langoustine tail meat will have turned opaque and will be starting to shrink a little from the shell. While still hot, drizzle over the dressing. Serve immediately.

Variation

  • Grilled langoustines with gremolata: Omit the chilli and coriander and turn the raw langoustines through 2 tablespoons plain olive oil. Make a gremolata by finely chopping 1–2 peeled garlic cloves with the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and ¼ bunch of flat-leaf parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Season the langoustines and grill as above. Pile onto a platter and scatter the gremolata over the top.
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Leiths School of food and wine
cookery course
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