Snail Madras Curry.

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A few mates and I thought we would give snail curry a try. :vomito:

[video=youtube;vGqeHLK26_Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGqeHLK26_Q[/video]
 

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I go butter,garlic and thyme myself.More common food in Spain and France that India..
 

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Good on you for giving it a try ! Did you purge the snails first ?
I purged them for five days mate. I boiled them for three minutes to kill them. I then picked them from their shells and washed them in vinegar. Next I simmered them for two hours in herbs and stock before adding them to the recipe. They really weren't that bad. I just added those subtitles for a laugh.:D
 

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I go butter,garlic and thyme myself.More common food in Spain and France that India..
That's next on my list. I put about sixty snails in two plastic tubs with some soil and a piece of turf. I now have about five hundred snail eggs. :_o:
 

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sorry but i cringed every time one of you guys took a bite full :_s:

...still good on ya for giving them a go.

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I purged them for five days mate. I boiled them for three minutes to kill them. I then picked them from their shells and washed them in vinegar. Next I simmered them for two hours in herbs and stock before adding them to the recipe. They really weren't that bad. I just added those subtitles for a laugh.:D
Coincidentally I was watching a vid last night and the presenter found some snails.

She suggested purging them on carrot – when the poo turns orange you know they are clean !
She also stressed the fact that snails commonly contain parasites, and recommended boiling twice (discarding the water each time), then frying them up.

I don't have any particular intentions of following in your footsteps, but I'm curious to hear anyone else's experiences ?
 
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Mad. Even the the words "snail madras" sound stomach turning. Ha ha but well done for being inventive.
 

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I purged them for five days mate. I boiled them for three minutes to kill them. I then picked them from their shells and washed them in vinegar. Next I simmered them for two hours in herbs and stock before adding them to the recipe. They really weren't that bad. I just added those subtitles for a laugh.:D
Never knew they would take that kind of prep... Kinda thinking I'd be half keen for a taste.
 

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Never knew they would take that kind of prep... Kinda thinking I'd be half keen for a taste.
A handful of people in Australia and Britain are now getting into snail farming. All women I might add. I have been reading up a lot about
Heliciculture on the net and the few farmers can't seem to keep up with the demand. Peoples tastes are now starting to change with immigration and I really do think now is the time to get into snail farming if you have land.
 

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Coincidentally I was watching a vid last night and the presenter found some snails.

She suggested purging them on carrot – when the poo turns orange you know they are clean !
She also stressed the fact that snails commonly contain parasites, and recommended boiling twice (discarding the water each time), then frying them up.

I don't have any particular intentions of following in your footsteps, but I'm curious to hear anyone else's experiences ?
I have heard if a dog eats live snails it can get lung worm. I don't think people would have any problems though with all that cooking. I'm going to give it another go this weekend with garlic butter and parsley.
 

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:_lol:

She said the snails are delicious but gags when the garlic butter drips out.:_lol:

[video=youtube;mBhnGgyhEcc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBhnGgyhEcc[/video]
 

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sorry but i cringed every time one of you guys took a bite full :_s:

...still good on ya for giving them a go.

5 stars *****
I was expecting one or two of the guys to gag but I think they were putting on a brave face for the video.:risatonaD:
 

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Here's a short vid I came across a few days back. I predict there's going to be good money made by people now getting into snail farming . Snail caviar 90 quid for a small tin.:_o:

[video=youtube;VjIYbZ65LmY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjIYbZ65LmY[/video]
 

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I think I have 90 quid of snails living in my letter box, and here I was flicking them out on the road :_s:


All VERY Interesting
 

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Mad. Even the the words "snail madras" sound stomach turning. Ha ha but well done for being inventive.
Not really any different to sea molluscs .... How about a pipi pasta or clam curry ?

(PS : I don't eat seafood - I'm just playing devil's advocate :_(D): )
 
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