Grilled Langoustines with Chilli, Lime and Star Anise Syrup

Recipe courtesy of Seafish.

Serves 2

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 13-15 minutes


8 live langoustines
75 grams caster sugar
Half a teaspoon fish sauce
2 and a half star anise
Half a lime, cut into 1cm chunks
Half a chilli, chopped
50 ml water


Bring a large pan of water with a big handful of salt to the boil. Once boiling rapidly, add the langoustines and boil for one minute. Remove into a colander and run some cold water over them.

In another saucepan, bring the sugar, fish sauce, 100ml water, star anise, lime and chilli to a boil. Simmer for about ten minutes then allow to cool.

Split the langoustines lengthways and arrange on a grill tray, cut side up. Spoon on about half of the syrup and grill under a high heat for about three minutes. Serve with the remaining syrup in dipping pots for everyone.




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