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Mar 13, 2011 11:55 AM

Source for Langoustines?

Hi all. I've got a recipe that calls for langoustines...anyone know where I can source them? Bonus points for proximity to Arlington, though I'm willing to trek.

I've tried Whole Foods, Grand Mart and the Great Wall Asian grocery in Falls Church. And sadly the M. Slavin & Sons fishmonger in Alexandria has closed. Recommendations appreciated...thanks!

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  1. I've gotten them at Trader Joe's a few times.

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    1. re: dklipscomb

      I believe what TJs carries is frozen langostino tails; langoustine is technically a different beast, although I don't think I could tell the difference. For the OP: if langostino is sufficient, I was at the TJs in Old Town Alexandria today and they did have the langostino in the frozen section.

      1. re: sweth

        HIya sweth, thanks for taking a look while you were in! Yes, either langostino or langoustine would work fine, but I do really need the fresh. If the Maine Ave Fish Market doesn't have them, I'll see if I can make it work with fresh lobster. Such a problem =)

        1. re: alsd2

          If you want fresh, a fish market is going to be the way to go. If Maine Ave doesn't have them, maybe try BlackSalt? (Pretty sure Balducci's doesn't have them, but it might be worth a call there, too.)

          600 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

          4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

    2. Maine Ave Fish Market has had them every time I've been there.

      Fish Market Restaurant
      105 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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      1. re: link_930

        Wonderful suggestion - I'll check it out next weekend. Thanks!

        1. re: alsd2

          Yikes, that automatic link is incorrect -- it's supposed to be the fish market in SW DC. Here's the correct address:

          1100 Maine Ave SW
          Washington, DC 20024

          1. re: link_930

            FYI - I was there on Sunday Capt White has plenty of lobsters