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Beurre d'escargot

Beurre d'escargot

Beurre d'escargot is the typically French flavoured butter added to snails before they go into the oven.

In principal, this a simple mixture of butter, chopped parsley and garlic, but here is a more sophisticated gastronomic version with a flavour that simply oozes French savoir-faire.

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Last modified on: November 7th 2018

For 450 g, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationCookingStart to finish
47 min.4 min.51 min.
Preservation:
Several days in the fridge. Freezes very well.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #1 Cut 250 g butter into pieces, put these in a bowl and leave at room temperature for 2 hours (it's important).
Stage 2
5 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #2 Chop 30 g parsley finely. Set aside.
Stage 3
5 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #3 Prepare 30 g shallot and chop very finely.
Stage 4
1 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #4 Melt 20 g butter in a small frying pan on medium heat, then add the chopped shallot.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring, then set aside.
Stage 5
3 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #5 Cut 50 g smoked ham into small pieces.
Stage 6
2 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #6 Lightly fry in the same pan as used for the shallot.

Set aside.
Stage 7
5 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #7 Peel 50 g button or field mushrooms and dice very small.
Stage 8
1 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #8 Still using the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add the diced mushrooms.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Set aside.
Stage 9
3 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #9 Peel and chop 1 garlic clove very finely.

Put in a bowl.
Stage 10
2 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #10 Add the chopped parsley, shallots, ham, mushroms, 30 g ground almonds and 1 tablespoon French mustard.
Stage 11
2 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #11 Mix well, salt and pepper.
Stage 12
3 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #12 Soften the butter by stirring for a few minutes with a spatula or fork.
Stage 13
2 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #13 Add to the mixture in the bowl and mix together.
Stage 14
3 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #14 Your beurre d'escargot is ready for use on a batch of snails.

You can also prepare it to use later by transferring it into a forcing bag.
Stage 15
5 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #15 Pipe butter "sausages" on a sheet of plastic film.
Stage 16
1 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #16 Then roll up the butter in the film to make as even a cylinder as possible and twist the ends to seal.
Stage 17
5 min.
Beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #17 Make as many rolls as you can and freeze them.

Your beurre d'escargot can be used later, either for snails or in another recipe: just take out a roll and cut off pieces as you need them.

Remarks

No difficulty with mushrooms, use use what you got.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on a recipe by Alain Ducasse.

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This recipe use (among others)
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Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sautéd broccoli with ham, Crème de foie gras, Cauliflower "moelleux" in ramekins, Endive gratin with cancoillotte, Ham spirals, ... All
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Ground almondsGround almonds: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Checkerboard biscuits, Nanou's chocolate cake, Succès praliné (praline meringue), Armagnac marzipan, Amiens macaroons, ... All

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