Well Happy Monday to all!
I eat a fair amount of snails, I do suppose, albeit not all gunked up with cream and butter and bread crumbs.
Instead, I simply transport them right from a can, and onto pasta, or tossed lightly with herbs, shallots, and oil; or whatever it be.
This simple and healthful “quickie” staple is thus part of my weekly rotation and today’s menu therefore is right here:
Using just the following ingredients, as seen above: One spaghetti squash, 2 cans Roland’s brand giant snails, grapeseed oil, olive oil, smoked paprika, black lava sea salt, and chopped fresh chives; I began whipping up my meal…
Cutting the spaghetti squash in half, scooping out the seeds, and coating it lightly in grapeseed oil…
I then put those squash halves “pulp down” onto my grill grate atop my little charcoal grill, and for about 35 minutes with a hot fire.
Meanwhile, I drained the 2 cans of giant snails, rinsed them, tossed those lightly through grapeseed oil too, and transferred them to a little perforated metal dish…
and while the grilled squash cooled, (this grilled method lends to a golden, nutty, LOVELY version of spaghetti squash),
Allowing me to scrape out the "spaghetti and scrape some of the wonderful "perfect toasty char" or crispy top pieces into the mix too...
I meanwhile put that dish of snails onto my mini gas smoker, with some hickory chips, on high heat, for just 5-7 minutes.
(The snails come in the can already cooked, and thus I just smoked them this quickie way, to get aroma, to warm them, and to add a hint of flavor to their already marvelous and musky sultriness, without shrinking and shriveling them down)!
The snails were sensational, warm, smoky, soft, and not tough at all - really falling apart upon one bite!
And then assembling the luscious mollusks onto that grilled vegetable, and adding the chives, some wonderful olive oil, the smoked paprika, and a bit of the stunning black lava sea salt too, the meal was complete!
And it was WON-DER-FUL!!!
Here are some super quickie shots (from other random days) of my fun “go to” junk food, or my “whip up a super quickie escargot plate of something” typical Tuesdays, or whatever it be. Enjoy!
Cheers and warm wishes, Leah