Langoustines poached in a flavoursome stock served with a broad bean, pea and sundried tomato salad.
De-shell the langoustines leaving the tail intact. Remove the black spine. Place the langoustines in a bowl or dish and set aside.
Blanch the broad beans in salted boiling water and then refresh in iced water. Pod the broad beans to remove the outer skin.
Mix the broad beans with the peas. Place in a pan of salted boiling water and cook for 1 minute.
Peel and finely dice the spring onions, keeping the white and green parts of the onion separate from each other.
Heat a frying pan to hot and add olive oil. Add the white part of the spring onion, the water and the white wine. Next add the sugar, pink peppercorns, the cardamom and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and then pour this liquid over the top of the prawns. Cover and leave to poach for 5 minutes.
Chop the sun blushed tomatoes into small pieces. Finely chop the chervil.
Place the broad beans, peas and sun blushed tomato in a bowl. Add the chopped chervil, the green of the spring onion, the balsamic vinegar and the olive oil. Season with salt and piment d'Espelette.
Serve the mixture of broad beans and peas in the base of deep plates or soup bowls and top with the drained and chilled langoustines.
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