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Langostino & Vegetable Pasta Toss

Tonight we have plans to watch a pre-screening of the upcoming movie, Angels & Demons. I'm looking forward to it, thanks to our friends, Megan and Matt. So with evening plans set, dinner had to come together quickly.

Pasta is always a quick meal, especially if you have random ingredients on hand to add in. So for tonight, it was a mix of bow tie pasta, homemade pasta sauce from the freezer, a few veggies & aromatics (baby bella mushrooms, mixed bell pepper slices, garlic & onion), splash of wine, some seasoning and to add a bit of interest, langostinos.


What are langostinos? Some folks think it's a relative of shrimp or even lobster... however the truth is, langostinos are more closely related to hermit crabs. They are small in size, similar to shrimp and they look and taste like a mini lobster tail.I picked up some frozen langostinos from Trader Joe's not too long ago and to jazz up my pasta, I tossed them in.


Not quite a specific recipe tonight, but you can certainly substitute langostinos with shrimp (or lobster!). To serve, simply plate up, garnish with some shredded parmesan cheese and a couple fresh basil leaves.

13 comments

  1. Cool never heard of those little guys. I will have to keep my out for them!!

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  2. I never knew such a thing as langostinos existed - very neat!

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  3. I love langostinos! But I don't think I could find them around here. :/

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  4. This looks great! I've never cooked with langostinos before. Now I'm intrigued.

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  5. yum, I really like langostines! The pasta looks great. Hope you enjoyed the movie.

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  6. Never heard of langostinos, but they look delicious! I will have to keep my eye out for them. :)

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  7. Mmm, looks delicious and belly-warming. I need to look in the frozen food section here to see if I can find langostinos.

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  8. I've never seen those - I will have to look for those next time!

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  9. Wow there's Langostino at TJ's? Gonna have to try this out.

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  10. Love it! But I haven't seen any langostinos at the Trader's here in MN - I wonder if it's just in select markets? I'll have to look harder . . .

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  11. I had no idea you could get these at Trader Joe's!! Thank you! I cannot wait to pick some up on my next trip.

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  12. Great recipe. I put a link back to this page from the Langostino Lobster Facebook page where there are a number of other langostino. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Langostino/234592716668357?ref=hl In the Chicago area you can pick up raw shell-on langostino lobster tails from The Fish Guy.

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