Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Langostini al Diablo

I can tell you the new year of the new decade has started off with a bang.

While I've watched all my favorite blogs feature multiple dishes these last two weeks, I've barely put up three posts. Work, getting over jet lag from our trip to Australia, and a number of other obligations have kept me hopping.

I'm still as "back-blogged" as ever.

Since I've been so busy, my recent interest has been fast cooking using convenience products that are also healthy and natural. For this reason, Trader Joe's is one of my favorite grocery stores because everything they sell fits the bill AND they do not gouge you like some other organic groceries (you know which one I mean).

Since I had a bag of Trader Joe's langostino tails in the freezer, I used half of it tonight to make a quick al diablo with a can of Rotel Tomatoes (bought on sale - 10 for $10!), some asparagus, minced garlic, white wine, and red pepper flakes.

The meal took 10 minutes from prep to plate. How can you beat that?

I ate this with a leftover slice of Trader Joe's pesto pizza, but this can be served with pasta, bread, or the carbohydrate of your choice.

Langostini al Diablo
Serves 2

1/2 a bag (6 oz.) of Trader Joe's langostino tails, defrosted and rinsed
1 can Rotel tomatoes, 1/2 the can pureed in a mini food-processor (blending optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 spears asparagus (part of a bunch), rinsed and cut in 4-5 pieces each
A glug of dry white wine
Red pepper flakes
Olive oil

Heat skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add a tbs. or two of olive oil. Add minced garlic, give them a stir, and add asparagus right away so the garlic doesn't burn.

Saute the asparagus for a minute and then a glug of white wine. Cook another minute and then add langostino tails. Add salt and red pepper flakes to taste.

Add tomatoes and cook another minute or until the asparagus is crisp-tender.



Ravenous Couple said...

Great use of langostini in this classic dish...and welcome back!!

Trissa said...

Wow! That dish looks so vibrant. Summer on a plate I say! I can totally imagine myself eating this somewhere in Italy.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

That looks so very colourful and appetising!

B & D said...

its so colourful ,looks delicious...nice recipe :)

La Table De Nana said...

It's hard getting back into the swing of looks delish!

Lauren said...

Such great combination of flavours =D.

Sippity Sup said...

This dish fits my bill as well! GREG

zurin said...

that looks so good Ninette!

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

What a great looking dish, and lol, I love the "glug" of white wine measurement too :)

Cialis Online said...

you will be happy when you know this, in the moment when I end to post this and copy the recipe, only a few minutes later I was in the market buying all the need ingredients.

Todd @ Seatech said...

Great recipe. I added a link back to this post from the Facebook Langostino page