If you’re here you likely already know what a langostino is, but if you’re not fully aware let me add some details. The word itself is Spanish and it roughly translates to “prawn” or “little lobster.” However it’s not lobster or prawn at all, it’s more closely related to a hermit crab.

The tail is especially flavorful- plus it’s more affordable than lobster. If this is starting to sound appetizing you might as well stick around and check out these 25 quick and easy langostino recipes! 

Another name for langostino is “squat lobster” and the Spanish term can mean different things in different areas. But today we are specifically talking about the small crustacean that gets up to 3 inches long, and weighs no more than 7 ounces.

Squat lobsters have zero carbs, 15 grams of protein, and about 70 calories in a 3 ounce portion. It has a texture similar to a prawn but tastes more like a lobster. Whatever you call it, it is excellent for seafood lovers!

Some of the Langostino recipes on this list include Sopas, Bisque, Ceviche, Pasta, Empanadas, and more. There’s something for everyone’s preference here, so long as you love seafood! 

1. Langostino Tacos With Green Onion Cilantro Sauce

How do you make the perfect langostino tacos? Well, start with this recipe for tacos with green onion cilantro sauce. Then grab some fresh ingredients like green onions, jalapeños, cilantro, vegetable oil, lime juice, and salt. Then make a little cilantro radish salad before preparing your pre cooked langostino and corn tortillas. 

2. Langonstino Sopes

What are sopas? Sopas are traditional little cakes made with corn masa similar to corn tortillas but with a rim all around the edge. Imagine a thick tostada with edges! They’re the perfect base for all of your favorite toppings, like tasty langostinos! This particular recipe also has Queso fresco, cilantro, lime, salt, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Seafood langostino sopas will instantly become your new favorite dish. 

3. Swedish Creamy Langostino Bisque

Langostino recipes like this Swedish Creamy Bisque are just as flavorful as your favorite lobster bisque- without the cost. It’s excellent any day of the week anytime you have a hankering for lobster or seafood. Just grab some langostinos! Langostino is a great substitute for costly lobster because it is less expensive. In fact you can even grab it from Costco! The best part about this recipe is the flavorful creamy base that compliments the seafood meat so well. 

4. Langostino Lobster-and-Cod Cakes with Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce

Langostino Lobster-and-Cod Cakes with Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce will have you drooling! They are mild, crispy, crunchy, and buttery. This recipe stretches the langostino with a little fresh cod so you can make a few extra cakes. You will love the rich and creamy sauce that’s packed with herbs, fresh dill, lemon zest, and very little mayo or buttermilk. Other ingredients needed include panko, scallion, egg yolk, Dijon mustard, oil, and spices. 

5. Langostino Pan Rice Delight

Langostino Pan Rice Delight Recipe was inspired by Tasty Island’s recipe for crab & shiitake sushi casserole. The ingredients were added and twisted to create a mouthwatering squat lobster dish with a slightly different flavor. The green onions add a bit more color and texture that really stands out. This dish really reminds me of all my favorite sushi flavors. Whatever you do don’t leave out the tobiko, furikake, and Korean nori sheets.

6. Langostinos Fra Diavolo

Looking for easy yet delicious langostino recipes? Try these Langostinos Fra Diavolos! They are mildly spicy with sautéed mushrooms, and served over pasta (or rice). The Sherry Peppers Sauce is absolutely scrumptious on top too! So grab some cooked frozen langostino tails, butter, sweet onion, canned diced fire roasted tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, and dried parsley and get in your kitchen! 

7. Zucchini Linguine with Langostinos

Zucchini Linguine with Langostinos will burst with flavor in your mouth. You won’t believe this recipe is low carb and keto friendly. That’s the best part about zucchini noodles and langostinos, they taste amazing together yet have very low carbohydrates. Key ingredients include pre-cooked langostinos Parmesan cheese, lobster juice, spiralized zucchini, onions, white wine, herbs, and spices. 

8. Mediterranean Langostino Pasta

Anytime I can find the frozen bag of langostinos at Costco I know I’m going to be eatin good at my house. The first thing I do is make this Mediterranean Pasta! This dish also has pancetta, which is Italian for bacon. If you can get to a deli counter or butcher at your local grocery store they probably sell it. If you can’t get any pancetta just get some American style smoked bacon. It takes 45 minutes total to make this recipe, and makes 6 servings! Top your pasta with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

9. Langostinos in Sherry Cream Sauce

Langostinos recipes in Sherry Cream Sauce will have you forgetting all about lobster meat! Let me tell you about this dish, it only takes 20 minutes to make with under 30 calories and 3.5g net carbs per servings. So just grab some cooked Langostinos, olive oil, white onion, garlic, Sherry Manzanilla or Amontillado, tomato sauce, thyme, smoked paprika, pepper, and chop cilantro! When you make the sauce just add the sherry and tomato sauce in the skillet! 

10. Garlic Herb Butter Langostino Pasta with Kale and Pesto

Garlic Herb Butter Langostino Pasta with Kale and Pesto is fantastic for so many events. For example you can serve it for date night, a cozy night alone, family dinner, and even a dinner party. You won’t need to babysit the stove for hours either. In fact, this dish is so quick and easy it’s ready in about 15 minutes. That’s why I just had to share it with you all! I like using whole wheat spaghetti noodles for a well rounded meal. 

11. Creamy Langostino Lobster Mac & Cheese

Creamy Langostino Lobster Mac & Cheese with tasty Brie cuts down on cost, but doesn’t compromise on flavor! This dish is decadent and flavorful yet simple enough for a weeknight dinner. You can make it any time of year for any event. For example, make it for Easter brunch or New Years Eve and everything in between! It’s sure to be the star of the show at a potluck or BBQ party. Featuring conchiglie shell pasta because they hold the sauce so well. With flavors like cream cheese, Brie, parmesan, langostinos and more – what’s not to love?

12. Langostino Étouffée Recipe

Étouffée is a French cooking method that involves smothering your dish with a pan sauce. Étouffée literally translates to “smothered.” The langostinos in this recipe are so sweet and buttery which compliments the bell pepper, onion and celery that are the base of the meal. Inside this post you will find variations, substitutions, and helpful tips and tricks for success. Langostino Étouffée is fabulous for special occasions, social gatherings, and Sunday dinner. 

13. Langostino Empanada Recipe

Langostino recipes for empanadas will have you jumping for joy! Smoked andouille sausage and langostino come together inside a buttery dough that’s baked until golden brown. If you’re looking to celebrate Mardi Gras festivities these empanadas will certainly amp up the festivities. So why should you make this recipe? It’s versatile, a crowd pleasure, make-ahead friendly, and so delicious! Top them with some sour cream and hot sauce for a flavor explosion. 

14. Angel Hair with Langostino Tail Sauce

I love the combination of flavors and textures with Angel Hair Langostino Tail Pasta. Just toss the Angel hair in a light white wine sauce with lime and infused with garlic. The author recommends using Clos du Bois Chardonnay in the sauce because of its versatility. It is elegant with a great value as you can drink it or cook with it. The Clos du Bois Chardonnay has hints of toasty oak, vanilla bean, spice, ripe apple, pear, sweet lemon drop, and butter. Which all complement the langostino tails very well. 

15. Hot Lobster Dip (With Langostinos)

Looking for a bubbly and cheesy dip to bring summer to an end? This lobster (langostinos) dip is just lovely with a baguette and some wine! Featuring a crunchy potato chip coating on top that’s baked right in- it’s sure to be the star of any party platter or buffet. Key ingredients include langostino lobster (thawed if frozen), cream cheese (softened), mayonnaise, sour cream, dijon mustard, dried chives, gruyere cheese (freshly grated), and more. 

16. Langostino Risotto

Langostino risotto is a mouthwatering dinner for a special occasion. For example you can serve it up for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or a birthday! Not only is this dish festive but it’s super simple too, meaning it’s also fantastic for a simple meal at home. Using fairly common ingredients you can whip this meal up in a flash. You will need seafood stock, a dry white wine that you would drink, herbs, spices, rice, butter, shallots, and a few more items. 

17. Langostino and Pimiento Skillet Mac and Cheese

Langostino recipes like this Pimiento Skillet Mac and Cheese can really kick off the start of a busy week! Or wind it down with a Friday night meal. Featuring Trader Joe’s frozen langostino tails, onions, cayenne, dry mustard and salt. You will also need two cups of whole milk or half and half, salted butter, flour, and pasta noodles of course. The flavors really come together in a lovely way creating an exceptional dinner for the family or guests. 

18. Creamy Langostino Salad Bruschetta

Creamy langostino salad bruschetta is an excellent starter or side dish for any occasion. Featuring ripe tomatoes and avocado on top of toasted crostini. This elegant appetizer is fast and easy enough for any night. Any time you hand me a snack on toasted bread I’m going to love it, but there’s something extra special about this one! The delicious seafood ingredients served up on slices of crunchy, toasted baguette is right where it’s at. 

19. Langostino dip with artichokes

This sensational recipe combines succulent langostinos with delicate artichoke hearts, resulting in a luscious creamy dip! You will need a handful of ingredients that blend harmoniously such as cream cheese. It’s recommended to use full fat, however low fat is okay. Do not use fat free cream cheese. The dip tastes best with freshly ground black pepper and canned, not marinated artichoke hearts. 

20. Langostino Ceviche

Langostino Ceviche is a tantalizing and refreshing seafood dish! This recipe originates from Latin America and is particularly popular in coastal regions. While ditching the raw seafood and replacing it with cooked langostinos isn’t technically traditional, it is perfect for seafood lovers who don’t prefer raw fish. Plus it’s a really simple recipe to toss together in a flash. You will need a knife, cutting board, large mixing bowl, small bowl, strainer, juicer, and the ingredients. 

21. Langostino Tails Appetizers Cups

Langostino recipes like these Tails Appetizers Cups are perfect for parties and social events! This creamy and delicious side dish is ready in under an hour and makes 25 portions. You will need butter, all-purpose flour, whole milk, grated Parmesan cheese, thawed cooked langostinos, and puff pastry or phyllo-cooked cups. Just melt the butter, whisk in flour, add the milk, add the Parmesan cheese, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the langostinos last before filling the cups! 

22. Easy Langostino Appetizer with King’s Hawaiian Rolls

How pretty are these Easy Mini Lobster Roll Appetizers (with Langostinos)?! You won’t believe it’s ready in 15 minutes flat. Just grab Langostinos, 1 package of King’s Hawaiian Rolls, 7 tbsp Butter, 2 tbsp Old bay, 4 tsp. Garlic powder, 2 Garlic cloves, 1/2 Lemon, Parsley or Scallions, and Salt and Pepper to taste. This appetizer is sure to be a hit and impress your friends and family. 

23. Caldo de Langostinos (Mexican Squat Lobster Soup)

Caldo de Langostinos, also known as Mexican Squat Lobster Soup, is a delicious meal you won’t soon forget! One bite and it will instantly become your new favorite soup ever. This traditional dish comes from the Mexican coastal regions and is super aromatic, rich and comforting! Typically, the broth is made by simmering a combination of vegetables such as onions, garlic, tomatoes, and chilies in a seafood or vegetable stock.

24. Langostino Po’ Boy

Indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of the sea with our irresistible Langostino Po’ Boy sandwich recipe. Featuring the delicate sweetness of langostino with a medley of savory spices and ingredients, all tucked into a crusty French baguette. Start by making the sandwich filling with cooked langostino tails coated in a seasoned flour mixture then deep fried. Then stuffed into a French bread with lettuce, tomato, pickles and Remoulade sauce. 

25. Grilled Langoustine Skewers with Cilantro Lime & Chili Butter

Grilled Langoustine Skewers with Cilantro Lime & Chili Butter are a tantalizing seafood dish that you have to make for your next potluck or pool party! To prepare them just add carefully thread langoustine tails onto skewers, then grill them to perfection! To make the herb butter just add a generous amount of fresh cilantro and lime zest into the mixture. You’ll also want some red chili flakes or diced chili! Don’t forget to marinate the meat and the wooden skewers too. 

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