Monday, September 24, 2007

Escargot - a great nibble!!




















Escargots are delicious, especially as a small nibble after a good and early dinner. Terje decided to buy a crab shell filled with claw meat and all the goodness collected in the shell. I, however, was tempted by these large snails, frozen, with garlic and parsley butter. The frozen snails were baked in the oven at 150C / 275F until the butter started to bubble. Snails taste great, like something between mushrooms and mussels. This is social food, and time passed by as Terje made some large sandwiches with a heap of crab, mayonnaise and a squeeze of lemon juice. I removed the baked escargots from their shells, one by one with a fork. The garlic butter left in the tray was a great dip for good French "pain de campagne." It tasted heaven with the wine. What a great nibble.....

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