Homemade Noodles with Langoustine, Scallops, Asparagus and Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

  • 12 live langoustines
  • 12 asparagus spears
  • 8 scallops, rinsed and drained
  • 15 g (½ oz) unsalted butter
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • a little fish stock

For the noodles

  • 150 g (5 oz) plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • a drop of olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks

For the Lemon Sauce

  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 85 ml (3 fl oz) good fish stock
  • 150 ml (¼ pt) Channel Island double cream
  • salt and pepper

Method

To make the noodles, combine all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste and rest for 1 hour. Roll out very thinly and cut into fine strips. Put into boiling salted water and bring back to the boil. Take off the heat and drain immediately, then leave in cold water for 20 minutes.

Drop the langoustines into boiling salted water, bring the water back to the boil and remove them almost immediately. Remove the shells, keeping the heads on four langoustine for garnish.

Trim 4 cm ( inch) tips from the asparagus spears and blanch in boiling salted water. Refresh in iced water and set aside.

To make the lemon sauce, place the lemon juice and fish stock in a saucepan and reduce by seven-eighths. Then add the cream, season and put aside.

Grill the scallops on a charcoal grill or sauté them in a very hot frying pan for about 30 seconds to 1 minute each side. They should be succulent inside.

Drain the noodles, then toss in the butter in a warmed frying pan. Do not let the butter burn. Season with salt and pepper and toss several times until hot.

Reheat the asparagus tips in boiling salted water for a few seconds. Reheat the peeled langoustines in a little fish stock, but do not boil.

Place the noodles on individual plates or a serving dish and put the scallops, langoustines and asparagus tips on top. Pour a thread of sauce over the noodles, leaving the fish uncovered.

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