Steamed Scampi with Artichoke and Taleggio Salad with a Verjus and Grape Dressing

Total Time:
43 min
40 min
3 min

8 servings

  • 4 cups court bouillon
  • 16 langoustine tails
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 8 baby artichokes
  • 8 ounces taleggio cheese, without rind
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup verjus
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups baby frisee
  • Bring the court bouillon to a simmer in a large braising pan. Add the langoustines and poach them in the court bouillon until they're firm to the touch, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, and keep the langoustines warm.

  • Fill a bowl with water and squeeze a little lemon juice into the bowl. Slice the artichokes thinly and immediately put them in the acidulated water. Slice the taleggio into sticks about 1 1/2-inches long by 1/4-inches wide.

  • In a blender, puree the grapes, olive oil, and verjus. Season lightly with salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the frisee, drained artichokes (pat them dry with paper towels), and the cheese. Season with salt and pepper and toss with 1/2 cup of the grape puree.

  • To serve, mound the salad in the center of a plate, top with a few langoustines and drizzle extra dressing over the top. Finish with freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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