Langoustines with herb mayonnaise

Langoustines with herb mayonnaise

By
From
The Scandinavian Cookbook
Serves
8
Photographer
Lars Ranek

Midsummer night is celebrated in Sweden on 22 June. It is a national holiday and the Swedes dance around the Maypole (majstang). In Denmark, midsummer night is more informal. On the evening of 23 June, friends and family come together for a nice meal, preferably at the beach. Afterwards, everyone goes to see the bonfires and the witch being sent off on her broom to Bloksbjerg. This is a perfect meal to share with friends on such a night. Pile the langoustines up on serving dishes and pass them around. Let everybody tuck in, have a good time, and enjoy the informal atmosphere, good wine and lovely company.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
40 raw langoustines
2 lemons, sliced

Herb mayonnaise

Quantity Ingredient
4 egg yolks
30g chervil, chopped
2 tablespoons flat-leafed parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
600ml extra virgin olive oil
salt
pepper

Method

  1. To make the herb mayonnaise, put the egg yolks in a small blender. Add the herbs, mustard, lemon juice, garlic and some salt and freshly ground pepper and blend for 5 minutes. Slowly add the olive oil, drop by drop, blending until the mixture starts to thicken. Do not add the oil too quickly. Continue until the mayonnaise is thick and smooth, then adjust the seasoning to taste.
  2. Cook the langoustines under a medium-hot grill or on a barbecue for about 10 minutes, turning them two or three times. Serve them immediately with the herb mayonnaise, garnished with the freshly sliced lemon.
  3. If you want to serve the langoustines as a main course, double the quantity of shellfish and serve with the mayonnaise, a nice loaf of bread and a fresh, crisp salad.
Tags:
Scandinavian
Trine Hahnemann
seasonal
healthy
Danish
Swedish
Norwegian
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