Beginners Guide To Escargot

Snails may not sound like the most appetizing meal, but the way these snails are prepared may have you second-guessing how good these are. Escargot is a French delicacy that is typically only prepared in restaurants. 

How Are They Prepared?

There are a variety of ways that one can prepare escargot. The most common way is deshelling them and cooking the snails in butter and garlic. The less common way is cooking the snails in wine or chicken stock. While they are deshelled for the cooking process, they are placed back into their shells for serving. The reason this delicacy is so expensive is that it is a delicacy. This dish is typically only served in France. 

Benefits of Eating Escargot

Snails are not only delicious but also have several health benefits. They have high protein and low fat content depending on the way they are served. They’re good sources of iron, calcium, and Vitamin A. Snails are beneficial for your kidneys as well. Snail is a good candidate to coordinate the fibrosis and cyst formation that occurs in human renal disease. 

And the final benefit is to your skin. Snails stimulate your skin and heal your protective layer. They have an anti-aging property that makes skin more radiant. 

What Dish Best Compliments Escargot?

Escargot is best served on sourdough toast and is typically an appetizer but can be a main dish. Since Escargot can be cooked in wine, it is also best served with wine. Classic white Chateau, Sauvignon, and Chardonnay are best served with Escargot. Mushrooms also go well with this delicacy and the snails can be served in mushrooms instead of in their shells. 
To experience this delicacy, make your reservation at Risaka today!