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 1 kg 350 g, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 150 g 225 g 450 g 900 g 1 kg 350 g

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47 min.4 min.51 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in the fridge. Freezes very well.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Cut 750 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 90 g parsley finely. Set aside.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Prepare 90 g shallot and chop very finely.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Melt 60 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 150 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 150 g button or field mushrooms and dice very small.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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Still using the same pan, heat 3 tablespoons 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 3 cloves garlic very finely.

Put in a bowl.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Add the chopped parsley, shallots, ham, mushroms, 90 g ground almonds and 3 tablespoons 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
7,817 Kcal or 32,728 Kj55 gr49 gr822 gr
391 %21 %5 %125 %
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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Source

Based on a recipe by Alain Ducasse.

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