I have been on a quest for langostino. It's come up several times in
the past few weeks. A tv show about Iceland had a bit about them as a
local delicacy (though not sure exactly what they were). The
proprietor/chef at the Richmond Inn likes to use them and I had a plate
of them a few weeks back at Las Islas Marias on Clark north of Devon.
So I did some looking around.
It turns out last week that a restaurant, Rubios, in California which was serving langostino instead of lobster in their "lobster burrito" has been allowed to – the courts said it was OK to call it that since it tastes the same...?! Needless to say spellcheck doesn't recognize it either.
And funny how my guilty pleasure - Long John Silver's just started serving lobster bites with Langostino. Red Lobster uses it in their lobster bisque... See what happens when you start digging? It's like the Truman Show. My life revolves around a crustacean of some sort. Even though it's not shrimp, and not lobster either... at least not really.
I started calling fish markets, super markets, and eventually got several "Yeah we have that" answers prices varying from $32/lb to 2lbs for $15. So my escapade for seafood oddity began.