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Cassolette Of Langoustine (Lobster Casserole)

Cuisine: French
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

12   Langoustine
4   Scallops
2 tablespoons 30mlOil - olive
2 tablespoons 30mlButter
2 tablespoons 30mlShallots - finely chopped
2 teaspoons 10mlJuice - lemon
1/4 cup 59mlVermouth - white
1 cup 237mlCream - heavy
2 teaspoons 10mlFish veloute **
1 teaspoon 5mlCarrot - julienne (medium)
1   Leek - julienne
1   Celery - stalk, julienne

Recipe Instructions

** Fish stock, roux, salt and pepper.

Shell the langoustine.

Soak the scallops in cold running water to clean.

In a saute pan, heat the oil and butter, then saute shallots.

Add langoustine, salt, pepper, and scallops. Saute quickly, they should be left slightly underdone; remove langoustine and scallops with slotted spoon and drain.

Deglaze with lemon juice and vermouth.

Add cream, fish veloute, salt and pepper and cook until the sauce is thick and smooth, whisking occasionally.

Add julienne vegetables, langoustine, and scallops and cook very briefly until they are heated through.

On individual serving plates, dish out three langoustine and one scallop. Pour sauce and julienne vegetables over the top and garnish with chopped parsley.

Great Chefs of San Francisco, Avon Books, 1984 Chef: Christian Iser, Fournou's Ovens, Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco, CA Pastry Chef: Jim Dodge


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