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Scandinavian Langoustine with potato puree and soured cream

Lovely Scandinavian flavours in this dish. THe sauce with the prawns heads is delicious. The original recipes suggests smoking the potato puree but you can leave this step out.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time44 mins
Total Time1 hr 44 mins
Servings: 2 portions

Ingredients

Barigoule

  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 pcs Carrot
  • 1 pcs Brown Onion
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds
  • 100 ml White wine
  • 100 ml White wine vinegar
  • 200 ml Water
  • 1 Lemon in halves
  • 5 Small parsnips
  • 300 g Fennel

Potato puree

  • 300 g Potatoes
  • 50 g Butter
  • 100 g Crème fraiche

Langoustine broth

  • Shells from the langoustine
  • 300 ml Barigoule liquid
  • 5 pc Red cherry tomatoes

Champagne cream

  • 200 ml Double cream
  • 2 tbsp White wine vinegar

Other

  • 10 Langoustines
  • 100 ml Panko
  • 100 g Butter
  • 10 cm Leek the white part

Instructions

Barigoule

  • Peel the carrot, onion and garlic and chop into smaller pieces.
  • Fry them in the olive oil together with the bay leaves, fennel seeds and thyme for about 3 minutes.
  • Add all the fluids and the halved lemon.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Split the parsnips and fennel lengthwise.
  • Simmer in the broth for 20-30 minutes, until soft.
  • Allow to cool in the broth.

Potato puree

  • Peel the potatoes and boil them gently in salted water until soft.
  • Remove the water and pass the potatoes through a sieve.
  • Add the butter with a spatula and add crème fraiche until you have achieved a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Add salt to taste.

Langoustine broth

  • Roast the langoustine shells in the oven for approximately 5 min at 150°.
  • Place in a saucepan with halved tomatoes and strain the Barigoule liquid into the pan.
  • Bring to the boil and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain into a clean saucepan.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Champagne cream

  • Mix vinegar and double cream, add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Let steep for 5 minutes, then whisk lightly.
  • Cool until serving.

Other

  • Shell the langoustines according to the instructions, place in fridge.
  • Slice the leek so all guests get one slice each, steam for 5 minutes.
  • Warm leek with parsley root and fennel in the oven with some Barigoule liquid.
  • Bread the backs of langoustines with panko, fry gently in browned butter on the back only.

Notes

You can swap langoustines in the recipe for prawns.
Instead of buying panko breadcrumbs, you can make some by pulsing some bread in a food processor.