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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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,606 Kcal or 10,911 Kj18 gr16 gr274 gr
130 %7 %2 %42 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
521 Kcal or 2,181 Kj4 gr3 gr55 gr
26 %1 %<1 %8 %
% 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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A flat brioche filled with snails, themselves filled with a knob of sophisticated beurre d'escargot. The flat round shape is reminiscent of the old-fashioned French snail dishes. Cut into bite-sized morsels, this makes a good aperitif snack.
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Source

Based on a recipe by Alain Ducasse.

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