Gin & Tonic with Snails in Green Garlic Butter

Snails in Green Garlic Butter

2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
5 anchovy fillets
6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon Pernod
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 dozen snails with shells*
1/2 cup dry white wine

Preheat oven to 425 F. Purée parsley, spinach, onions, anchovies, garlic and nuts in food processor or pass through fine blade of a meat grinder. Soften butter and blend into puréed mixture; add salt, white pepper, Pernod, hot sauce, and lemon juice. Beat well to mix thoroughly.

Yield: 2 cups

Place 1/2 teaspoon garlic-butter mixture into snail shell; stuff snail into shell and top with additional 1/2 teaspoon garlic butter mixture. Repeat with remaining snails and shells.

Arrange on baking sheet or individual snail plates; sprinkle white wine over and bake for 10 minutes. Serve hot with fish fork and snail clamps.

*Canned, imported French snails may be used; used either real snail shells or ceramic ones; or little French butter crocks. Individual snail plates and clamps are available at gourmet shops; they hold pockets for 6 snails per plate.


The 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection. Copyright© 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

1 thought on “Gin & Tonic with Snails in Green Garlic Butter

  1. Susan Mihalic

    Oh, my. Just reading this makes me feel more international. Can’t wait to see the other cards in the collection!

    Reply

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