Grilled Langoustines with Chilli, Lime and Star Anise Syrup

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Serves: 2 Skill level: Competent Cook Recipe by: Seafood Scotland

Funky and fresh with a kick to it, this shellfish dish brings a fiesta of flavour to the table. 

Grilled Langoustines With Chilli

The method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Once boiling rapidly, add the langoustines and boil for 1 minute. 
  2. Place into a colander and run some cold water over them.
  3. In another saucepan, bring the sugar, fish sauce, star anise, lime, chilli and 100ml water to a boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes then allow to cool.
  4. Preheat the grill to high. Split the langoustines lengthways and arrange on a grill tray, cut side up. 
  5. Spoon on about half of the syrup and grill for about 3 minutes. Serve with the remaining syrup in dipping pots for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks to our friends at Seafood Scotland for this recipe!