Delicious, luxurious, and good value for money.
Had langoustines for the first time in Mallaig on our Scottish Highlands holiday last year and was blown away by the flavour and texture of these beautiful crustaceans, nothing like prawn or lobster, much sweeter and softer. Since we can't get them fresh down here (well, not in a humane way) thought we'd give the Tesco Frozen ones a go to see how they compared. Not as big as the ones we had fresh off the boat, but 14 smaller ones for the price is still good value. Defrosted for 8 hours as directed, then sautee'd in a little butter for 4 mins on one side then 3 mins on the other. To get the best from these you really need the proper crab scissors and pick to eat them with, or failing that a new/clean pair of small scissors and a skewer to get into all the claw-arms. They were absolutely delicious, almost as good as fresh, and will definitely be buying them again as 400 miles is a long way to go for fresh ones! Langoustines are NOT prawns. They are labour intensive to eat and the yield isn't a lot for the size even counting the claw-arm meat and head-meat, but for those that appreciate finer food they are WELL worth it. if you're expecting easy-to-eat big prawns, go buy big prawns instead!
Made a fantastic langoustine and linguine dish. Us
Made a fantastic langoustine and linguine dish. Using tesco tinned cherry tomatoes, garlic, splash of oil, salt and a little fresh chilli.
Langoustines are not prawns!!!!
Good langoustines!!!! So sorry to see all those negatives reviews with lack of knowledge... a langoustine is not a prawn. You need to know how to prepare and cook them.
These are NOT big prawns. Ignore the poor reviews
Like several other reviewers I was sad to see so many poor reviews from people caused by complete lack knowledge about the product they were buying. Rather like buying wagyu beef then complaining that it's too fatty. These are normal langoustines. There will be a lot of waste. They are not the same as prawns. They are a luxury food and you don't get much yeald The flavour is not fabulous, but I have never had frozen ones that match up to fresh. I don't discard all that 'waste' shell, but instead crack any hard bits with nut crackers or a hammer and use them to make fish stock for a fish soup/stew or zarzuela. I prefer them as ingredients for a luxurious fish soup/stew as I find all frozen ones a little watery tasting when served or without complimentary ingredients. Not the best I have tried, but ok for the price.
I am confused by the poor reviews. These are norma
I am confused by the poor reviews. These are normal langoustines and they are good. These are NOT prawns (concerning to see so many reviews unhappy about a hard shell... This is what it's supposed to be like). This is a good product and do your research before you buy something you're not familiar with.
Not worth the effort
Very disappointed….bought as a treat….. poached as directed , planned to sauté but difficult to get any flesh…..threw half away as couldn’t be bothered with all the hassle ….certainly won’t ever buy again.
Looked good but smelt like they had been waiting round a while before they had been frozen.
very disappointing, don't buy
very disappointing - all head and tail and no meat hardly - would not buy again, don't waste your money
smelled lovely but so little meat in them not wort
smelled lovely but so little meat in them not worth the bother
Decent Langoustines. Obviously quite a few people leaving reviews that don't know anything about seafood and how to prepare & cook them.