Popular in France, the langoustine is a delicious white shellfish, similar in appearance to a large prawn, but with small nippers like a lobster. In this recipe, they are stir-fried with Asian flavours to make a fast meal for two.






Skill level

Average: 3.9 (5 votes)


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 2 French shallots, diced
  • 4 cm piece ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 8 medium langoustines, peeled, heads and tails intact
  • 2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 cup fresh samphire
  • 2 long red chilli, sliced
  • 30 ml water

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


Heat a wok over high heat. Add oil, then garlic, shallot and ginger. Stir-fry for 1 minute, then and langoustines. Wok-toss for 1 minute.

Add wine, oyster sauce and fish sauce and wok-toss for 1 minute. Add samphire, chilli and water and toss for another 1 minute. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.