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Snails anyone?

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Snails anyone?

Postby ems » Mon May 23, 2011 12:28 pm

The gardeners revenge – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
A delicious way to remove some unwanted visitors…

Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
4 little gem lettuces, halved
5-6 radishes, halved
3 spring onions, sliced
30g unsalted butter
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
8-12 snails, removed from their shells
100g cooked tender pig’s cheek, shredded (optional)
Juice of half a lemon

Method:

Warm the oil over a medium to high heat in a large frying pan. Add the lettuce, cut side down, along with the radishes and spring onions, and saute/ until everything is just softened, about 3 minutes.
Remove from the pan onto a warm plate and set aside.
Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium to high heat. Throw in the garlic and cook for a minute before adding the snails and the pig’s head and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes.
Arrange the lettuce mixture on four warmed plates and top with the snails, pig’s head (if using), pour over the buttery, garlicky juices and squeeze on a little lemon and serve immediately.

Serves 4

Time 10-15 minutes

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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby tracedw » Mon May 23, 2011 12:51 pm

Nice way to use up the blighters but my idea of food hell :puke:

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Mareth
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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby Mareth » Mon May 23, 2011 12:57 pm

DH loves snails. I'm not sure I could eat them, not cos of 'ooh they're gross' or anything like that, but we used to have pet snails when I was little, and I'd feel guilty :giggle: it'd be a bit like eating my dog. :hohoho:

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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby Kirstyh » Mon May 23, 2011 1:00 pm

:shock: snails and pig cheek!!! Urghhh

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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby Woozle35 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:07 pm

My neighbour used to pop in the back garden around tea tome to get some snails. My dh used to look on, horrified :giggle:

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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby ems » Mon May 23, 2011 1:43 pm

:giggle:

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0_Lisa_0
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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:56 pm

Sorry Ems but I'm going to have to go with Kirsty on this one and make sure I never come to yours for dinner :hohoho:

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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby anothersquish » Mon May 23, 2011 1:58 pm

Kirstyh wrote::shock: snails and pig cheek!!! Urghhh


um yeah...this :puke:

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Re: Snails anyone?

Postby ems » Mon May 23, 2011 4:09 pm

hahaha, I don't think I'd have the guts to cook it! :giggle: But it is pretty good revenge on those blimin snails!!!!!!!!

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