Amazing Langostino Lobster Rolls Recipe (Easy!)

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Amazing Langostino Lobster Rolls Recipe (Easy!): The langostino tales are basted in a rich garlic-lemon butter sauce and served in butter-toasted brioche buns, creating a delectable dish in less than 20 minutes! Your taste buds will go wild for this recipe.

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Best Langostino Lobster Rolls Recipe

You’ll love this easy langostino recipe!

  • Easy to Make: The straightforward steps ensure a quick and hassle-free preparation.
  • Rich and Flavorful Filling: The langostino lobster filling is made with a combination of melted butter, garlic, smoked paprika, and citrusy notes, resulting in a luxurious and flavorful mixture that perfectly complements the sweet and succulent langostino or lobster tails.
  • Gourmet Taste with Everyday Ingredients: Despite its gourmet appeal, the recipe uses common and readily available ingredients. You can enjoy a restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your home without needing specialty items.
  • Textural Contrast: Combining the soft and slightly sweet brioche buns with the crispy, golden-brown exterior creates a delightful textural contrast.

This meal is a seafood lover’s dream and is perfect for any occasion.

Simple Ingredients

These easy langostino rolls are an excellent recipe you’ll keep returning to!

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Langostino Lobster Sauce Filling:

  • Butter: Melted butter serves as the rich and flavorful base for the langostino lobster filling, contributing a smooth and buttery taste to the dish.
  • Garlic: Minced garlic adds a savory and aromatic element, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the langostino mixture.
  • Kosher Salt: Provides seasoning to balance the flavors and enhance the natural taste of the langostino.
  • Smoked Paprika: Adds a subtle smokiness to the filling, complementing the seafood flavors and providing depth to the dish.
  • Lemon (Zest and Juice): Lemon zest and juice contribute a bright and citrusy note, cutting through the richness of the butter and enhancing the overall freshness of the langostino lobster filling.
  • Langostino Tails (or Lobster)*: The star ingredient, tender langostino lobster meat provides a sweet and succulent seafood flavor, making the filling the highlight of the lobster rolls.
    • *In the United States, you can buy langostino lobster tails at Trader Joe’s grocery store.

Rolls:

  • Brioche Hot Dog Buns: Soft and slightly sweet, the butter brioche rolls serve as the vessel for the langostino lobster filling, providing a delicious buttery base for the rolls.
  • Butter (for toasting): Spread on the brioche buns before toasting, butter adds richness and helps achieve a golden-brown, crispy exterior for the rolls.
  • Chives: Finely diced chives are sprinkled over the filling, imparting a mild onion flavor and adding a fresh, herbal component to the langostino lobster rolls.
  • Fresh Parsley (for garnish): Adds a pop of color and a hint of earthy freshness, enhancing the visual appeal and flavor of the rolls.
  • Lemon Wedges: Served on the side for squeezing over the rolls, lemon wedges provide a zesty and citrusy finish, balancing the richness of the langostino lobster filling.

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How to Make Langostino Lobster Rolls

The best part about this recipe is how quickly the aromatic garlic-lemon butter comes together. These step-by-step photos outline the process.

How to make amazing langostino lobster rolls step-by-step instructions: adding garlic to melted butter.

Prepare the Langostino Lobster Filling: Drain thawed langostino tails well and pat dry with paper towels. Melt 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.

How to make amazing langostino lobster rolls step-by-step instructions: add spices to the butter and garlic.

Use a whisk to stir in kosher salt, smoked paprika, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix well to combine the flavors.

How to make amazing langostino lobster rolls step-by-step instructions: adding the langostino to the pan.

Add the langostino tails to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through, careful not to overcook.

How to make amazing langostino lobster rolls step-by-step instructions: cooked langostino in pan with the sauce.

Stir occasionally to coat the langostino in the flavorful butter mixture. Remove from heat and set aside.

How to make amazing langostino lobster rolls step-by-step instructions: toasting the bread buns.

Toast the Brioche Buns: While the langostino mixture is cooking, spread softened butter on the split sides of the Brioche hot dog buns (basically, you turn the buns inside out!). In a separate pan or on a griddle, toast the buns until golden brown. This step enhances the flavor and texture of the rolls.

Assemble: Spoon the prepared langostino lobster filling generously into each toasted brioche bun. Sprinkle diced chives over the filling for a burst of freshness. Garnish with fresh parsley for an extra touch of flavor and visual appeal.

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With their vibrant colors, rich filling, and fresh garnishes, these langostino lobster rolls taste amazing and look impressive, making them a great choice for a special occasion or summer BBQs.

Substitutions

Here are some potential substitutions:

  • Langostino: you can
  • Brioche Hot Dog Buns: Substitute with regular hot dog buns or another type of soft roll, such as Hawaiian rolls or New England-style split-top rolls.
  • Butter (for toasting): Olive oil can be used as a substitute for butter when toasting the buns.
  • Chives: Green onions or finely chopped red onions can be used as an alternative.

Variations

Here are a few variations to customize Langostino Lobster Rolls Recipe to suit different tastes:

  • Spicy Kick:
    • Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce to the succulent langostino tails filling for a spicy twist.
    • Garnish with sliced jalapeños or red pepper flakes for extra heat.
  • Avocado Cream:
    • Mash ripe avocados and spread a layer on the brioche buns before adding the langostino lobster filling.
    • Drizzle with a lime-infused yogurt or sour cream sauce, or lime juice and yogurt, for a creamy and refreshing element.
  • Butter and Cheese Spread: Combine softened butter with grated Parmesan cheese or any cheese you choose. Spread this mixture on the brioche buns before toasting. You can also add cream cheese to the filling.

Equipment

How to Store

Once assembled, refrigerate any leftover langostino lobster rolls promptly. Wrap each roll individually in plastic wrap or an airtight container. This helps prevent the brioche buns from becoming overly soft and maintains the freshness of the langostino filling. The best way is to store the langostino filling and rolls separately.

You can serve the leftovers as garlic herb butter langostino pasta. You may also love the tender langostino lobster meat in a langostino risotto, or lobster salad.

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Top Tips for Best Results

  • Quality Ingredients: Start with high-quality langostino tails (or lobster) and fresh ingredients for the best flavor and texture.
  • Don’t Overcook the Langostino: Be mindful not to overcook the langostino tails, as they can become tough. Cook just until heated through to maintain their sweet and succulent flavor.
  • Serve Fresh: While the rolls can be stored, they are best enjoyed fresh or within the first day or two to maintain optimal texture and flavor.

FAQs

Can you substitute langostino for lobster?

Absolutely! You can substitute real lobster for langostino tails to create classic lobster rolls. Adjust cooking times as needed to ensure the lobster is heated through without overcooking.

What is the difference between langoustine and langostino?

The terms “langoustine” and “langostino” refer to different species. “Langoustine” typically refers to a European lobster, resembling a small lobster. In contrast, “langostino” usually refers to the squat lobster or “northern lobster,” a different crustacean in North American and South American waters. They differ in size, habitat, and appearance, with langoustines resembling small lobsters, while langostinos are smaller and have a distinct appearance.

How do you thaw Trader Joe’s langostino tails?

To thaw Trader Joe’s langostino tails, place the sealed package in the refrigerator for about 8-12 hours. For a quicker thaw, use a sealed bag and immerse in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes. Once thawed, use it promptly and do not refreeze.

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Amazing Langostino Lobster Rolls Recipe (Easy!)

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Amazing Langostino Lobster Rolls Recipe (Easy!)- the langostino tales are basted in a rich garlic-lemon butter sauce and served in butter-toasted brioche buns, creating a delectable dish in 15 minutes!

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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Langostino Lobster Filling:

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 23 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12 ounces frozen langostino lobster tails, thawed* (1 bag of langostino tails from Trader Joe ‘s)

Rolls:

  • 4 brioche hot dog buns, split top
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely diced
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Langostino Lobster Filling: Drain thawed langostino tails well and pat dry with paper towels. Melt 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Use a whisk to stir in kosher salt, smoked paprika, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix well to combine the flavors. Add the langostino tails to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through, careful not to overcook. Stir occasionally to coat the langostino in the flavorful butter mixture. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Toast the Brioche Buns: While the langostino mixture is cooking, spread softened butter on the split sides of the Brioche hot dog buns (basically, you turn the buns inside out!). In a separate pan or on a griddle, toast the buns until golden brown. This step enhances the flavor and texture of the rolls.
  3. Assemble the Langostino Lobster Rolls: Spoon the prepared langostino lobster filling generously into each toasted brioche bun. Sprinkle diced chives over the filling for a burst of freshness. Garnish with fresh parsley for an extra touch of flavor and visual appeal.
  4. Serve: Arrange the langostino lobster rolls on a serving platter. Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the rolls, adding a bright and citrusy finish to the dish.

Notes

* How to thaw: To thaw langostino tails, place the sealed package in a large bowl and refrigerate for about 8-12 hours. Quick thaw: use a sealed bag and immerse in cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes. Once thawed, use it promptly, and do not refreeze.

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: American
  • Cuisine: American

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