My November column for French Property News: Langoustines from Finistère
Finistère’s ‘Pink Gold’
Finistère boasts more than 1200km of varied coastline with everything from sandy beaches and rugged cliffs to fishing ports where seafood lovers can indulge in regional specialties such as lobster, oysters, sardines and, of course, langoustines. Also known as ‘Dublin Bay prawns’ or ‘scampi’, these slender, rosy-peach crustaceans are roughly the size of large prawns (11-14cm), but are actually part of the lobster species. They live burrowed away in the sandy or muddy soils of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean at depths between 15 and 800m and are caught by trawlers, with a large part of the French catch coming from the Celtic Sea and the Bay of Biscay.