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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:

Change those ingredients for: 150 g 225 g 450 g 900 g 1 kg 350 g

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
47 min.4 min.51 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge. Freezes very well.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
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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.
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Chop 30 g parsley finely. Set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Prepare 30 g shallot and chop very finely.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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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.
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Cut 50 g smoked ham into small pieces.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Lightly fry in the same pan as used for the shallot.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Peel 50 g button or field mushrooms and dice very small.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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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.
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Peel and chop 1 garlic clove very finely.

Put in a bowl.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Add the chopped parsley, shallots, ham, mushroms, 30 g ground almonds and 1 tablespoon French mustard.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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Mix well, salt and pepper.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
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Soften the butter by stirring for a few minutes with a spatula or fork.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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Add to the mixture in the bowl and mix together.

Stage 14 - 3 min.
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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.
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Pipe butter "sausages" on a sheet of plastic film.

Stage 16 - 1 min.
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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.
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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 or 8400 k-joules 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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