lan·​gous·​tine | \ ˌlaŋ-gə-ˈstēn How to pronounce langoustine (audio) \

Definition of langoustine

: a small edible lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) of European seas having long slender claws

called also Dublin Bay prawn, Norway lobster

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Those were followed by a plump, succulent, grilled langoustine from Froya, an island off the middle of Norway’s almost 1,600-mile coastline. Alexander Lobrano, New York Times, "New New Nordic Cuisine Takes Hold in Oslo," 29 May 2018 Dinner was a chic Italianate affair: a symphony of glistening Richard Ginori porcelain and colorful Venetian glass goblets, with a menu of crab and langoustine cocktail followed by individual (and very cosy) shepherd’s pie and petit fours. Vogue, "Claire Foy, Idris Elba, Anna Wintour, Sophie Okonedo, Ralph Fiennes, and the Cast of Hamilton Fete the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards," 19 Nov. 2018 On one occasion, by his own admission, Mr. Robuchon threw a plate at Mr. Ramsay, after the British chef failed to execute a dish of langoustine ravioli correctly. Josh Jacobs, WSJ, "Chef Joël Robuchon Found Exacting Ways to Prepare Simple French Food," 10 Aug. 2018 His menus are likely to include langoustines, several types of fish, and Wagyu beef, all with Korean garnishes. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Bergdorf’s Revitalizes Its Lower-Level Cafe," 5 June 2018 Canapés included Scottish langoustines wrapped in smoked salmon (Norway lobsters that are basically small lobsters); garden pea panna cotta (similar to a custard) with quail eggs; and croquette of confit Windsor lamb. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Prince Harry cursed (maybe): 5 things to know about his royal wedding with Meghan Markle," 19 May 2018 The shrimp and langoustine crudo were the highlights. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "50+ Secret Things to Do in Italy," 6 Feb. 2018 Simple and understated dishes like fried chicken skin with thinly sliced pear and chilis are served alongside tender langoustines with spicy banana broth, black garlic butter, and chocolate avocado mousse. Claudia Mcneilly, Vogue, "Bogotá, Colombia, Is an Irresistible Dining Destination," 14 Jan. 2018 The langoustine had been developed, like all new dishes, through a series of weekly workshops that Ms. Mar runs with her sous-chef, Nicole Averkiou, and head chef, Ed Szymanski. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "Angie Mar’s Menu: Red Meat and Respect," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of langoustine

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for langoustine

French, diminutive of langouste

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