Cream of Mâche (Lamb's Lettuce) with Roast Langoustines Recipe
Cream of Mâche (Lamb's Lettuce) with Roast Langoustines
Flavors of France
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients for 4 servings
- 2 baskets of Mache (Lamb's Lettuce)
- 1 large white onion
- 25 g (1 oz.) shallots
- 25 g (1 oz.) mushrooms
- 150 g (5 oz.) leek greens
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) potato
- 50 g (3 tbsp.) butter
- 1 bouillon cube
- 500 ml (2 cups) thick crème fraîche
- Salt and pepper
- A few bouquets of mâche for garnish

Preparing the cream of mâche

  1. Sauté the mâche, onion, mushrooms, shallots, potatoes and leek greens in melted butter. 
  2. Season with salt, then add 1 liter (4 cups) water and a bouillon cube. After 30 minutes, purée everything in a blender and correct the seasoning. 
  3. Add the crème fraîche at the last minute. Whisk briskly: the cream of mâche is ready. 

Cooking the langoustines and presentation 

  1. Roast the langoustine tails with no oil in a non-stick pan. 
  2. Arrange them in bowls with some of the cream of mâche in the center. 
  3. Garnish with mâche.

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Collaboration: Canetti Conseil. Photo : François Bertram /Canetti Conseil  
Product: Nantes mâche (lamb's lettuce) 
A recipe from Philippe Meyzin, Le Christiana (73150 Val d'Isère)
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