1 stick of unsalted sweet cream Butter
1 can of Escargots (snails) washed
4 cloves of Garlic, minced
Morels, truffles, or sliced Crimini Mushrooms
Pinch of Dill
Pinch of Tarragon
½ cup of Absinthe (verte)
Salt to taste
Divide butter in thirds. Soften two thirds. blend with Dill and Tarragon and set aside. One a medium heat, melt the remaining third in a skillet and saute mushrooms. Toss in Garlic and Escargots and toss around for a few minutes. Add Absinthe and simmer until it is reduced with the alcohol being cooked off. If you want to get fancy and impress your guests, you might briefly flammbé but be sure to have a pot cover ready. When reduced, mix in your herbed, softened butter and turn off the heat. The Butter will combine with the reduced absinthe and thicken a bit. This can be garnished with fresh Italian Parsely. I like to serve this with Penne Pasta.
When you are craving something with lots of butter and garlic and perhaps something a little out of the ordinary! Believe it or not, the kids all love this dish. This is the best recipe we have found to cook snails. It's from The Joy of Cooking. Use the snail butter in Recipe #289723. Serve as an appetizer with plenty of hot bread.
I had a dish like this in Paris, and was craving it today. So I tried to replicate it and it was really tasty! If you like escargot, give it a try. I got snails in a can (no fresh here in the US generally) in the tuna section of the supermarket. I do low carb, so I used Dreamfields Pasta, which is very good and tastes exactly like the regular stuff.