Escargot

Yummy? COOKED SNAILS!?!?!

Facts about the country of origin!

Escargot originated in France. The capital of France is Paris, it is 48.8567 degrees north longitude and 2.3508 degrees east latitude. Fun fact is, it is 643,801 sq km! France's hemisphere is in western Europe. The main climate of France is continental. In France some of the ethnic groups they have there are Basque, Africans, Germans, the Jewish, and Muslims. The major cities in Franc are Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice, Montpelier ,and Strasbourg. Two famous landforms are the Alps and the Gorges Du Verdun. The population of France is 66.03 million!
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What is Escargot?

Escargot is a delicious dish that is mainly served in France. All it really is is seasoned cooked snails. It might sound crazy but people all over the world enjoy it!

The Recipe


Ingredients

1 pound escargot, in shell
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Directions

Rinse the escargot under warm water, pat shells dry with a paper towel, then set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, shallots, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice. Mix all ingredients well with a small spoon. Lightly season butter with salt and pepper, until desired taste is achieved.

When butter is at desired flavor, begin to scoop a small amount of herb butter in each shell of escargot. If there is extra butter left over after each shell has been filled, go back and continue the process, adding extra butter, until all the butter has been used.

Put the stuffed shells into the fridge and allow to sit for about 20 minutes, giving the butter enough time to solidify in shells. While the shells are in the fridge, set the oven to 350 degrees F.

When the butter is solid in the shells, remove from fridge and transfer shells into an oven-safe pan. If possible, avoid placing shells on a sheet tray, as we want the snails to cook in the butter as much as possible. Cook snails for 15 minutes, max.

Serve snails, in shells, on top of toasted pieces of baguette, or in a fresh tomato-base

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/escargot-in-the-shell-with-herb-butter-recipe.html?oc=linkback

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L'escargot Montorguell

At L'escargot Montorguell, you can purchase Escargot for only 12 euros located at 38 Rue Montorguell 75001 Paris, France.
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Websites

The websites i used were www.Google.com, yelp , CIA world factbook, and foodnetwork.com