With these langostino recipes, you’ll make elegant dishes without burning a hole in your pocket!
Langonisto is an affordable alternative to lobster without sacrificing on flavor.
What’s the Difference Between Lobster and Langostino?
There’s a little bit of confusion as to what langostino really is.
Its meat is sweet and delicate just like a crab’s or lobster’s, but its texture is more like shrimp.
It’s often used as an inexpensive alternative to lobster meat or shrimp. You get the same luxurious dinner, but without the high price tag.
If you love seafood, langostino is perfect for pasta, salads, soup, appetizers, and lobster rolls!
So, if you’re craving a fancy lobster dinner but are on a budget, these langostino recipes are exactly what you need!
Langostino Recipes For Seafood Lovers
1. Warm Langostino Rolls with Truffle Butter
Flavored with brown butter and truffles salt, these are langostino rolls taken on a whole new level of scrumptiousness!
From the toasted brioche buns to the plump langostino to the truffle brown butter, these rolls are perfect.
Each component is fantastic on its own, but when they’re together, they truly shine.
2. Langostinos in Sherry Cream Sauce
If you’re looking for a low-carb, keto-friendly langostino recipe, look no further than this.
Here, the langostinos are smothered in a savory, sweet, and creamy tomato-based sauce flavored with sherry, thyme, paprika, and other spices.
I’m no wine expert, but I do know that the primary flavors of the sauce result from the combination of sherry, smoked paprika, and thyme.
That said, using true Spanish sherry is a must.
3. Langostino with Garlic Herb Butter
Langostino, just like most other crustaceans, already tastes so wonderful, it doesn’t need much more to flavor it.
Here, all you’ll need is to saute the shellfish in garlic herb butter to give langostino an immaculate flavor.
Enjoy it on its own or use it on pasta or tacos!
4. Langostino Mac and Cheese
Traditional mac and cheese is made even more irresistible with chunky bits of langostino!
Mac and cheese is good enough on its own, but adding langostino makes it divine.
The contrast between rich and creamy pasta and sweet and juicy langostino is *chef’s kiss*.
It’s a very easy recipe, to boot. While it enhances the basic mac and cheese like no other, there are only a few additional steps involved.
5. Langostino Alfredo
Pasta Alfredo is given a fancy makeover with langostino! This dish is creamy and savory with a sweet and briny twist from the shellfish.
Since it comes together in just 35 minutes, this delectable dish is ideal even for busy weeknights.
6. Lobster Sushi Rolls
These lobster sushi rolls bring a fun twist to the classic Japanese dish.
The rolls are filled with langostino tails, cucumber, and avocado slices and topped with Japanese mayo and fish roe.
Instead of nori, the rolls are wrapped in soy paper, which doesn’t get soggy when wet, unlike nori.
Lastly, these sushi rolls are rice-free, which means they’re perfect if you’re on a keto diet.
7. Angel Hair with Langostino Tail Sauce
Thin, angel hair pasta is tossed in a lime-garlic wine sauce and topped with chunks of langostino tails. This fancy pasta dish will bring elegance to any meal.
I mean, nothing makes a dish more luxurious than langostino and wine! Together, they make sparks fly.
8. Langostino Ceviche
Ceviche is traditionally a dish made from raw fish cured in citrus juices.
It has predominantly tangy and salty flavors that balance each other out wonderfully well.
If you’re intrigued by this South American dish but are iffy about eating raw fish, this langostino ceviche is a great place to start.
Here, the langostino is cooked and is simply submerged in a mix of lime juice, olive oil, red onions, cilantro, garlic, and hot peppers.
9. Langostino and Andouille Sausage Empanadas
Empanadas are crispy and crunchy golden turnovers with a delectable filling.
In this dish, it’s a combination of Andouille sausage, langostinos, onions, and bell peppers.
Seasoned with, smoked paprika, cilantro, green onions, and Tabasco, these empanadas also burst with savory, smoky, and spicy flavors.
It’s like eating jambalaya, but without the rice and in empanada form.
10. Langoustine Étouffée
If you haven’t had etouffee yet, you’re in for a treat. This Creole dish of shellfish over rice is beyond sensational.
Here, langostino is smothered in a sweet and spicy tomato-based sauce flavored with sauteed peppers and onions.
The dish gets its heat from smoked paprika and Tabasco, so be warned. It’s spicy!
It’s served over a bed of rice, which does a fine job at absorbing the sauce.
Together, they create a hearty and satisfying dish your tastebuds will yearn for again and again.
11. 15-Minute Creamy Lemon Pepper Parmesan Pasta with Langostino
It’s hard to believe that a pasta dish this delectable only takes 15 minutes to make. I was doubtful, but I was proven wrong!
The sauce in this pasta is rich and creamy, but it’s well-balanced by the zestiness of the lemon and the heat from the pepper.
And yes, it only took me 15 minutes to make the whole thing, and yes, I timed it.
12. Langostino Gumbo
This cozy and warming langostino gumbo is the perfect way to chase the chill away!
It’s filled with okra, tomatoes, bell peppers and langostino tails swimming in a scrumptious seafood broth.
Seasoned with herbs and cayenne pepper, this gumbo has a bit of spice to it, but not too much it’ll burn your tongue.
13. Zucchini Linguine with Langostinos and Lobster Sauce
Here’s another low-carb langostino recipe for all you keto dieters, out there!
This dish uses spiralized zucchini to make a healthy linguine.
Coated with a wine lemon lobster sauce and topped with langostinos, this dish is so packed with supreme flavors, you won’t feel deprived at all.
14. Langostino Salsa
What’s the best way to level up a classic salsa? Easy: throw langostino into the mix.
This spectacular salsa is a mix of chopped langostino, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapenos, and lime juice.
A pinch of chipotle powder adds some heat.
The salsa itself is salty and smoky. The langostino adds a layer of sweetness, resulting in a wonderful harmony of flavors.
15. Langostino, Corn and Chickpea Soup
This bright soup is bursting with langostino, corn, rice, and chickpeas, and it’s bursting with magnificent flavors.
Seasoned with a medley of spices such as cumin and cilantro, this soup possesses a wonderful Latin flair.
If you like some spice in your life, this soup is a must-try.
Thanks to the carbs in the corn, rice, and chickpeas, this soup is not just delicious, but incredibly hearty, too.
16. Langostino Cobb Salad
Lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, eggs, cheese, and avocados make up a classic Cobb salad.
This particular salad even exceeds expectations with the addition of langostino and an extra rich and creamy dressing.
When combined, the individual components create a colorful, flavorful, hearty, and healthy salad bowl.
17. Cajun Eggs Benedict
There are a number of things that make this eggs Benedict a cut above the rest.
Polenta cakes are used instead of English muffins, adding a sweet corn flavor to the sandwich.
The hollandaise sauce is cooked with honey, thyme, and cayenne, giving it a wonderful, Cajun flavor.
Most importantly, you won’t see any bacon, here, but plump pieces of sweet and salty langostino.
18. Langostino Risotto
This creamy and buttery langostino risotto is simply to die for!
While the langostino is the main attraction of this dish, the arborio rice is also pretty epic.
The fact that it’s infused with wine instantly transforms it into a fancy dish. If you want to make any occasion extra special, this is the recipe for you.
19. Garlic Chive Pesto Pasta with Langostino Lobster
The perfect way to improve the taste of any gluten-free pasta is by tossing it with pesto and langostino.
Also mixed with squash, spinach, and pine nuts, this dish might be sugar-free and gluten-free, but it’s absolutely full of flavor.
20. Hot Lobster Dip
Let’s cap off this list with a dip so sensational it’ll disappear in minutes.
Made with cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, gruyere, and parmesan, this dip is richness and umami galore!
But don’t worry, there’s mustard, dills, chives, and lemon to dial out the richness.
Together, the ingredients make a perfect balance of flavors.
But it doesn’t end there. Topped with langostino and potato chips, this dip is so scrumptious!
You won’t even need any dipping ingredients to eat it. Just grab a spoon and enjoy!
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