We are off to a wonderful start with Mimi’s book A Kitchen in France. It sounds like every one thoroughly enjoyed the Tomato Salad this weekend!
This week’s recipe is Langoustines with Armagnac (p. 110) and if the photo in the cookbook is any indication, we’re in for a treat, right? Emily (the Chickadee) and I (the French Hen who labored and delivered the Chickadee… yep, she’s my girl!) used the recipe for a Sunday evening dinner and we couldn’t find langoustines so we followed Mimi’s suggestion to use heads-on shrimp. They were delicious, but we would recommend de-heading them before serving … or learning how to serve heads-on shrimp … because we were pretty much clueless. Yes, we live in the Pacific Northwest, but we’ve never been shrimping nor have we been to culinary school. We are so looking forward to hearing about your tips and tricks for this recipe! Please share!!
Leave your comments with any tips you have about langoustines, what they are, where to find them, what to substitute … or tricks you learned while cooking. This is also the place to ask any questions you have about the recipe, ingredients, process, or tools needed. Anything we can share with one another will only make our experience of cooking together that much better!