There are several species of langostino, but the one most commonly marketed is Pleuroncodes monodon, a small, lobster-like crustacean found in the cold, deep waters off the coast of Chile, where it is known as langostino colorado. The verdict: I’ve only seen Langostino Tails sold in two places: Costco and Trader Joe’s. Red Lobster, Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix (2 Pack) The Rock lobster, only available as tails, can be interchanged with Maine Lobster in recipes, but the meat, although similar, is generally coarser, dryer, and less flavorful.The Maine Lobster, with shells that appear quite red after cooking, is the namesake of the … A related langostino, P. planipes, also called tuna crab, ranges from Baja, California … To get even more specific, in order to qualify as a langostino, the specimen in question must be no longer than 3 inches in length and no heavier than 7 ounces … This small shellfish resembles a lobster in taste, texture and appearance, but costs less than authentic lobster. Poor Man's Gourmet Kitchen 29,254 views. However, to some purists, this is the only crustacean deserving of the name "prawn" - a word many associate with large shrimp. It is most closely related to hermit crabs and porcelain crabs. The name game continues to become more intricate when one considers the fact that a Squat Lobster is not a true lobster but rather is more closely related to the hermit crab. Rather, it is a pelagic crab. As far as Langostino's go, these were for the most, succulent tasty little bites of Lobster goodness! Langostino, also called langostine and langoustine, is commonly thought of as lobster, although it is not. But don’t think that a place can sell this to you as lobster. A langostino could never be disguised as a whole lobster, but lobster chunks or morsels could easily be subbed with bite-sized langostino pieces. May 9, 2017 - Explore Seatech Corporation's board "Langostino Lobster Recipes", followed by 504 people on Pinterest. Lobster Bisque with Langostino Lobster Tails - PoorMansGourmet - Duration: 7:36. Langoustines look similar to the Maine lobster (and are of the lobster family), but are much smaller, far more slender through the body, and have elongated narrow pincers instead of wide claws. Because of this, there has been a lot of confusion over whether the langostino is actually a relative of the shrimp or the lobster. See more ideas about lobster recipes, recipes, langostino lobster. For the uninitiated, Langostinos are actually called Squat Lobster. So Langostino is actually Spanish for little lobster. Yes, not the most appealing name. Langostinos are small, crayfish-sized shellfish that look and taste like a cross between a shrimp and a lobster, though to me, at least, more like a tiny lobster. Florida Keys Lobster Spots with Google Earth - Duration: 4:19. Langostine lobster is known throughout the world, and is not really a true lobster or a prawn, but is a different type of crustacean. 7:36. The word, "langostino," technically means "prawn." Although I thought the price was should have Been 25 to 30% less, and although pre-cooked, they still lost a third of the weight when sauteed!