Friday, June 11, 2010

Lovely Escargot

Escargot:

  • Escargot is a dish of cooked edible land snails, usually served as an appetizer
  • it is one of the most famous dishes in French cuisine
  • The most common preparation for escargot is boiling or steaming
  • The snails are often served in the shell on a special escargot plate, which has small depressions for each shell
  • Diners use tongs to extract the flesh from the shell, along with small two-tined snail forks, and then dip the snail into the sauce provided
  • A garlic and butter sauce is the most common, but wine sauces and others are not unusual.
(Source: Wikipedia and wisegeek.com)




No I don't eat escargot and I am not a fan of escargot. Though a food lover, I like to stick to my usual common, safe type of cuisine and I'm not adventurous. Many of my friends love escargot and go for super exotic food. I can't appreciate foie gras, escargot and I don't like abalone!

For many who like escargot here is a picture I helped a friend take for his cafe. I reckon you can either steam or boil them, and prepare a butter sauce with garlic and pesto to go with it.

4 comments:

Christina said...

Looks really pretty! I've never tried it, so I have no opinion on it except that in thought it's kind of disgusting, lol.

Missy said...

tks christina yah i prob cant appreciate it either!! lol.

Happy Homebaker said...

Call me sua-ku, I have never tried this. But I love those 'snail-like' shells from zi char stores, stir fried with sambal chillies ;)

Missy said...

i dont eat such shell food too... i only take crabs prawns and lobsters hahaa