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Peter's Escargot
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Contributed by: Peter D'AdamoFrom the Recipe Archives


Easy, tasty way to get snails into the A diet

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 escargot
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped and pressed
  • parsley flakes
How to make it:
  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine oil and garlic in a small bowl and mash into paste using back of spoon.
  3. Arrange escargot on a broiling sheet and brush them with garlic paste.
  4. Broil about ten minutes.
  5. When almost done, sprinkle with parsley flakes and broil another 30 seconds.
  6. Serves 2.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Snail (Helix Pomatia/Escargot)  B B B B A N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 29, 2007 at 08:49 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Dec 21, 2009 at 02:56 AM By: Lola