Escargots de Bourgogne is one of the subtypes of the famous French delicacy hot escargot. This dish is extremely popular in Europe.
It is rarely cooked at home and is ordered in restaurants or bought semi-ready.
This delicacy is still considered exotic in our country, but it increasingly appears on the menu of various restaurants. Basically, these are European restaurants. It can also be found as frozen dish on the shelves of luxury supermarkets. In this case, the product needs to be baked in the oven for 10 minutes.
This appetizer was named “Escargo in Burgundy” after the historical region, the former region in the South of France, Burgundy. The most delicious and selected mollusks were collected there.
The dish is a gentle snail meat, which is served directly in the shell with a creamy sauce. To emphasize the taste of tender snail fillet, the following ingredients are added to the sauce:
- black pepper;
- dry white wine.
Delicacy is an independent hot snack. It does not serve vegetables or side dish. Burgundy escargo goes well with chilled white dry wine.
Before you go to the restaurant for tasting a delicacy, you need to know a few simple rules of etiquette that will help you to try this tasty dietary dish.
Snails are served in special plates with holes that are necessary for the stability of the shells. Since they are measured in dozens, there can be 12 or 24 grooves in the escargot pan. The instruments are forceps and a long fork with two calves. In order to eat meat, you need to take the shell with forceps and remove it with the help of a fork. The fillet is small, so it is placed into the mouth. The rest of the sauce is dipped into slices of fresh white baguette.
If you decide to surprise guests with such an exquisite and unusual dish, it is not necessary to buy special devices for it. You may cool down the snail and take the shell with hands and toothpick to replace the fork.
Interesting fact! Snails can be eaten during the fasting days. During this period, it is difficult to provide the body with the right amount of protein,however, the meat of mollusks contains more protein than chicken. 100 grams of meat contains only 90 calories, so it is considered dietary. The fillet also contains essential fatty acids, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A, E, K and B12. Fat in it is only 2.5 g, and there is no cholesterol at all.
If you find Scargo in Burgundy on the restaurant menu, in the supermarket or on online, be sure to try this unusual and healthy dish. Moreover, the price of it is quite acceptable in Ukraine, because snails for the preparation are grown at our farms