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Where can I find Langostinos?

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ac106 Dec 18, 2007 06:48 AM

My grandmother-in-law uses them in a Christmas Eve seafood cassarole and can't seem to find them this year. I tried Shaws and the Super 88 in South Bay. Any hints?

  1. Allstonian Dec 20, 2007 02:53 AM

    We used to get them, at least sporadically, in the frozen fish section at the Allston Shaw's. However, I don't think I've seen them there in about two years.

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      ac106 Dec 22, 2007 11:01 AM

      i have tried all the local places mentioned. none have it. has anyone actually seen these guys for sale anywhere in eastern MA?

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        bee Dec 23, 2007 04:58 PM

        When I lived in Gloucester (been awhile now), they were always in the frozen section at Shaws.

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          BarmyFotheringayPhipps Dec 23, 2007 08:22 PM

          I *used* to buy langostinos at Shaw's, but I haven't seen them at any Shaw's in at least two years.

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      foodperv Dec 19, 2007 08:01 PM

      i would try star market or stop+shop frozen fish sections

      btw add them to any basic corn chowder recipe yummo

      1. steinpilz Dec 18, 2007 12:15 PM

        Here's a Scottish langostino supplier based in New Jersey:

        http://www.scottishwildharvest.com/pa...

        afternote - I've just realized they only ship 9 pound lots... have a Big party?

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          Bostonbob3 Dec 18, 2007 09:34 AM

          My stock answer: Savenors. If you call and order them, they'll get you the best available within a day or two.

          1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Dec 18, 2007 09:21 AM

            I'd try the Somerville Market Basket: call first, because it's such a zoo in there that you don't want to make the trip if you're going to be disappointed. But they're well-stocked on frozen seafood, and I think you'll find what you want.

            1. trufflehound Dec 18, 2007 08:41 AM

              Being Mediteranean you may want to try New Deal or Courthouse.or Mardens.

              1. steinpilz Dec 18, 2007 07:25 AM

                I think that I saw some in the fish counter at the River Street Whole Foods a few weeks ago, but it's not a regular item. You might call to see if they can get some.

                1. itaunas Dec 18, 2007 07:18 AM

                  I tend to find them this time of year at Johnny's Foodmaster and also have bought them at the Allston Shaws, but the quality is not all that great (add nice body to sauces/soups, but wouldn't serve them alone as an appetizer. I think you would be best off asking a fishmonger to order them (frozen) from a wholesaler. Stavis definitely imports them... When you do get them, write back with a review.

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