Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Escargot in garlic butter- not for faint hearts



As I wrote in my title it is not for faint hearts :-)
I learned to make this from my hubby years and years ago and now this is something I make twice a year for my inlaws and hubby and sometimes for friends who really love to eat this famous french dish Escargot.
I have to admit I do make this for them, but I don't eat them, mine is always filled with shrimps and they all say the taste is not same, but till now I have not had the courage to eat them, but still it is a pleasure to see your guest enjoying them.

So this is what I made for starters when we had guest got dinner when i was in a break from blogging.
Want to know more about Escargot just click away


My hubby says when you eat them in a restraunt this dish,there is not that much parsley and onions, but once i made them with lots of onions and parsley and all of them loved it, so from that time on kept adding the onions and parsley in abundence.

Ofcourse you can use this garlic butter with mushroom, just fill the mushrooms and bake them in the oven and serve it with lots of bread so they can soak up the delicous butter.



Ingridients. For 4 portions
1 tin Escargot or 24 escargot
3/4 cup parsley chopped fine or more
2 onions chopped fine.
4 big garlic cloves finley chopped.
170 gm salted soft butter
A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 tbsp red port wine
peper and salt to taste

Mix all the above ingridients except the escargot into a paste.
Take the escargot pan fill a tbsp each in the circle, add on top a escargot and fill it fully with the butter mixture.
preheat a oven 200°c and bake them for 20 to 25 minutes and serve hot with lots of french bread.

Sending this to Weekend Herb blogging, which is hosted this week by The Crispy Cook and all the work for the even oraganizing is done by Cool (almost ) anythin atleast Once

54 comments:

LG said...

Sometimes cooking for people you love is a most pleasurable thing :)

Jeena said...

Looks lovely Happy. :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..am drooling here..send me them

sra said...

Was it out of kindness towards the faint hearts that there's no close-up? :-) I've never seen a recipe so far for escargot, I mean, I never looked for it anyway. Tho' I have seen that escargot vessel somewhere in the blogs earlier.

Asha said...

If you love something unusual like Snails, it's a great dish to have. French eat Frog legs and love them, don't they?
I know some who would drool over this dish. Looks good and sounds great too with onions and garlic never tried it but I am sure it's tasty! :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

What a co-incidence! I've blogged about escargots today (but not the same). In our house, we all LOVE escargots - but then that's normal, hubby and daughter are French after all ;-)

Priya said...

Never tried at home but heard lot about this dish..Looks great, but am damn sure i cant try this dish at home! Great dish HC!

Happy cook said...

LG i totally agree with you.

Jeena thanyou

Shama Nagarajan you are more courageous than me

Sra Hi hi well the pic was taken in few sconds before i served up to the guest.

Asha it is a french dish, yeah french eat forg legs and We had a dinner party in a place and SHyama tried frogles and she told they wer eyummy, ofcourse as usual i didn't touch the stuff.

Priay living in Franch you must have seen this in lots of places.

5 Star Foodie said...

it's awesome that you make this dish at home - looks excellent!

Bharathy said...

Pass me that lovely looking palte you have here(may be along with kadai murgh just down)...and I'll show you how to finish both it just a couple of mins ;) ;)..
Lovely Lovely novel recipe, HC!..

DEESHA said...

looks good & is soo new to me

Happy cook said...

Bombaay_Brussels, well here me and my daughter don't eat , we just watch the rest oof the ppl enjoy :-)

5 Star foodie, well i am proud that i can make this dish for my family and even they don't make at home, they tend ti eat in restraunts or whe they come to my place.

Happy cook said...

Bharathy hi hi i will sure pass it over to you.

Deesha when i came here and saw this dish my eye almost popped out :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

We feel elated and happy to cook for others... looks like a new dish new to me but so full of colors...

Ashwini said...

I am totally new to this dish.. Not heard of it too. But it looks tasty with all onions and garlic..

lissie said...

F, that's something new to me! I have heard about people eating snails but never come across a recipe. it looks really good :)

ARUNA said...

looks awesomeeeeeeeeeeee!

Priyameena said...

This is my first visit to your blog..Your dishes are so tempting and unique..Specifiacally this Escargot in garlic butter is totally new to me..never heard this name before..Glad now I know what is Escargot..

Ann said...

My God,what a splendid dish..I really feel proud for not missing your blog HC..Thats such a treasure for the cook in me..Looks awesome..
great pictures too !!

Sujatha said...

Have heard about this in our carribean cruise last year.. It was in our menu, and I was debating if I want to order it or not, finally gave up :) Looks so nice, I'm sure it tastes good..

Happy cook said...

Ramya vijaykumar, yeah i totally agree , i think even if i don't eat them, it is always nice that i dare to make for them.

Ashwini well i love the garlic butter too.

Lissie well i got to know about them when i came here too.

Priyameena thankyou,and hope you enjoy the visits here.

Ann wow that is a huge compliment you are giving me, thankyou so so much.

indosungod said...

I'd love to give this a try even after you telling what went into them. They looks delicious.

Happy cook said...

Sujatha, i am sure you would have enjoyed them, well i know it as i se ehow my familuy enjoyes them here.

Indosungod, wow you are brave girl and adventourous :-)

Poornima Nair said...

I learnt some french a while back and got to taste some of their delicacies at a party...must say I'm not a big fan of escargots, but the dish seems real interesting...would love to try with shrimp maybe:)

Pooja said...

New to me HC...Looks lovely..

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I've always wanted to at least taste escargot. I'm betting I won't like it, but you sure made it look appetizing!

Jamie said...

HC, I had to laugh when I saw this post. A few months ago my family went on a cruise vacation, and the first night my brother made the comment to our waiter that we all loved escargot. Every night when we got to dinner, there was a plate for each of us. The problem is, I really don't like the texture of the snails so I don't eat it. So every night, I had to try some how to either give it away or eat it myself so I wouldn't make our waiter feel bad!

Irene said...

This sounds awesome! (but I think mine would be filled with shrimp too, as I am not much for escargot...).

Madhumathi said...

Haven't heard of escargot! Its so interesting to know about this recipe..I can't imagine eating snails..
But i'm sure those eat them will love it..Looks so good!

Angie's Recipes said...

drooling......
Another sign of spring: Garlic!

Soma said...

This is something new for me!
& i might be the faint hearted one:-)

Sara said...

My husband likes escargot, I should make this for him as a surprise!

A_and_N said...

this DOES sound pretty rich! and one doesnt come across cooked snails often across food blogs...neat!

Elra said...

Love escargot, too bad none of my family will eat it.
Cheers,
elra

Yasmeen said...

Truly a unique dish,guess I'm one of those faint heart who's always afraid to try such exotic foods.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Yummmy! I love escargot! I think this is a great tradition you do for your family!

Cham said...

Until I stayed in India, It was an horrible thing to eat snails. But once I moved to Paris, I can tell the most loved Dish for Noel was this snail, they usually sell in frozen section in foil tray already filled with herb butter. 3 years back, when i came to Uk, My broth brought some snails just for me from Paris. I really enjoyed a lot after many years, Don't compare with shrimp! Ah I would love to have some, but cannot here!

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog..This Escargot is something new to me ,never heard of this dish..looks great

Bunny said...

I'm afraid I'm with you on snails, I don't know if I could eat them either but the dish does look good!

Dragon said...

I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try escargot but you sure make it look good. :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Your husband is a lucky man! My husband would love this!

bee said...

you have no idea how much i loved escargot when i was a carnivore. looks fantastic.

aquadaze said...

it looks yum with all the parsley and onion, but no, I don't think I have it in me either to ever have escargots!!
BTW, checked out the cocktail, plan to make a similar syrup soon!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Cooking for those you love is always fun and a very satisfying experience.

Varsha Vipins said...

Am even hearing this for the first time..But wahteva..it look amazing ly good n yum with all those garlic butter n onions..I feel like having ur part ..ie,with the prawns..:)

Peter M said...

I adore snails and to those that will not eat them...more for us!

Dibs said...

I have trouble with hubby and inlaws loving chicken, fish, mutton etc! How ever does one manage escargots!!?? Kudos to you. Agree with LG! Cooking for people you love sometimes supercedes aversions and dislikes !! Phew ...however, I am grateful, I dont have to do snails, frogs or snakes! :-)

giz said...

I remember having a dish like this in St. Maarten and never forgot it - divine.

Pam said...

I've never been able to eat snails but my husband loves them and would really love this recipe.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

My husband would love it if I'd make this. I could probably get the snails from our front yard in Dallas. They seem to get bigger every year.
Really looks good.

Pavithra said...

Looking so good and who dont love garlic..feel like grabbing

~Dana said...

DIVINE!

AnuSriram said...

Never heard of this name before... Thats a wonderful click! Looks lovely!

Jeff said...

I love snails and so hard to find around here.

I agree with more onions and parsley.

Pass the bread please.