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Seraffa
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:30pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I just found my guys in a tin for $5 last night at Fiesta mart. Good old Roland brand products supply these and the eviscerated un-smoked sardines in tomato sauce. Kudos to Roland Brand.

What if you don't want to use garlic or ghee to make a sauce for your snails?
Moreover - they taste like a cross between an old woodsy mushroom and a very young oyster. What kind of spices would enhance this musty taste?

Do they really have the protein content the can says? 10 grams per serving? I stirred them into soup last night because I had no time for cooking, really.
I know they're diabetes and cancer beneficial because I woke up this morning feeling like I had lost a few pounds - and very hungry!


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I'm thinking cooked mushrooms would work well with that flavor.


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Hi Seraffa - There are lots of recipes for Escargot on FOOD.COM that are very good. You can simply substitute olive oil for the ghee and omit the garlic. And I agree with ruthiegirl about mushrooms - it's a teriffic combination  


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It says....."Garden Snail Paella"....does that mean I go to the garden and.....*gulp*....

I thought these snails were.....different


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Hi Seraffa - There are lots of recipes for Escargot on FOOD.COM that are very good. You can simply substitute olive oil for the ghee and omit the garlic. And I agree with ruthiegirl about mushrooms - it's a teriffic combination  


Ok. And maybe mince all.....sounds like a good flavor for spaghetti sauce...


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It says....."Garden Snail Paella"....does that mean I go to the garden and.....*gulp*....

I thought these snails were.....different


Free food....



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Free food....



   waaaaaaahhhhhhh  

I...um....I think it's horrible now. I have visions of the people in Thailand letting the friendly snails crawl all over ladies' faces in Spas for dermal treatments, then PLOP! after certain months.....the boiling pot   what a way to have to serve mankind.....



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How come SLUGS aren't in the same category? they're bigger and faster...


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You can buy the Roland snails on Amazon for about $2 less per can than you pay in the store.  I have them on subscribe and save and get a case about every 6 or 7 months - you can change you delivery month at will after your first shipment.  If you rinse them several times in clear water they don't have a musty taste.  

Personally, I do not care for snails and mushrooms together:  too much of the same taste/texture for me.  My opinion.  

We do make the "snail butter" in a small fry pan using ghee, garlic and plenty of parsley.  Then I put in the snails to heat them through and toss them with EITHER cooked rice pasta OR quinoa cooked in half chicken broth and half water. THEN I add extra virgin olive oil to blend everything together.  

I know you said you don't want to use ghee or garlic, so perhaps you can't use the above idea, but perhaps you can use part of it. But do check Amazon for purchasing them!    


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http://www.yummly.com/recipes/snail-no-shell

I wanted to help by finding a dish I ate at a local bistro here about a decade ago, but the menu at that place changes daily, and it was a Special. Memory fails me on it, so perhaps you'll find something amidst the alternatives to Bourguignonne on the above site.


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Per Dr. D., the correct snail for the medicinal properties is "Helix Pomatia".  The typical garden snail (at least in my garden) is probably "Helix Aspersa", which is edible, but not going to have the same beneficial effect.

The Helix Pomatia is commonly found wild in many areas in Europe.


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Gordon Ramsay had a program on (free) foods you can find in/ harvest from the English countryside.
Snails was one of 'em.  


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Quoted from san j
Gordon Ramsay had a program on (free) foods you can find in/ harvest from the English countryside. Snails was one of 'em.  
Despite having French heritage, I would still have to be mighty desperate, before resorting to eating them  

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Despite having French heritage, I would still have to be mighty desperate, before resorting to eating them  

That's OK...  They are only Neutral for you per Typebase...  

They are very medicinal for me - and my taste buds are very appreciative when they get them.


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Possum, you make me laugh!!! I, too, am of French heritage on mom and dad's side of my family...I am also the only one in this family that doesn't care for mushrooms, O Mon Dieu! or escargot. I love the garlic butter sauce in which my grandmere cooked snails but...not the chewy stuff My family also loves calamari and I just don't

Thank you Dr. D and NAP!!! I eat my snails via the supplement Helix!


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Thanks Joe and Cajun!! Didn't mean to sound offensive re the snails but glad you are with me on that one Cajun lol (Must be the explorer in both of us?)
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  I love the garlic butter sauce ...not the chewy stuff

Thank you Dr. D and NAP!!! I eat my snails via the supplement Helix!


I'm in total agreement.  Bring on the garlic butter sauce...hide the chewy stuff.  Helix instead!


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This B counted Escargots à la Bourguignonne one of her absolutely favorite dishes, as a child.
And I'm quite sure it's because I loved garlic (especially with parsley), and the fact that my mother used so little butter in her cooking when I was very young (Remember the Margarine Era?) that I'd make a beeline for the butter dish whenever we'd go to restaurants.
...Surely it wasn't the little chewy brown rubber slugs under all the sauce!
I do think the consistency is such that the complex oiliness of garlic-butter-parsley is the right if not the only enjoyable way to get most to eat the dang things!

As an adult, I enjoy escargots twice per decade or so. And I do enjoy them - à la Bourguignonne - for the uniquely spongy chew...of garlic...


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