Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

IflyWithDi

escargot

Recommended Posts

The key to incredibly good escargot is that the escargot get marinated in a good chardonnay for two days before serving. The chef at our favorite French restaurant taught me that... and she's ruined me for all other escargot but hers.

(sorry :D )

 

Can you do this at home? I'm getting a craving for the slimy little devils!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've had calamari and I don't think it tastes too bad. I've had it a couple of times actually.

 

I am hoping to try escargot on my cruise if only because I've already paid for it and it's not like in a restuarant where if I don't like it, I don't get anything else. Same reason for me wanting to try lobster and just about anything else that sounds interesting on the menu.

 

And I love mushrooms! The best thing I ate in Berlin was a salad with fried mushrooms and bacon. I wish I would have taken a picture! So anything that tastes like mushrooms sounds good to me!

 

I love Calamari. The best ones that I've ever eaten were at Maspero's in New Orleans. If you ever have the chance, eat them there.

 

I tried the escargot on the Conquest. They were good, but cardboard would be good with that sauce on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was 12, I was in Beaum, France and ordered escargot.

 

My gosh I loved them!!!!!!

 

They remain to this day one of my favorite dishes (I'm 44 now) if prepared right. I haven't had any as good as I did in France, but on ships and other eateries I've had some darn close.

 

Love 'em, wouldn't cruise without them!!!

 

Mary:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh I am SOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to these on our upcoming cruise..can't wait as this is usually the only time I have them..unless we go to an upscale restaurant, which is not often...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just tried them last week for the first time on the Victory. I liked them, will order it again & I thought they taste sort of like clams. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never on Carnival, that is the worst escargot that I have ever tasted. Once was enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I convinced our two teens to give it a try on our second cruise, they love them!! Still cant get hubby to eat them though. We try to try as much different food on the ship, if we dont like it we dont have to eat it. I never thought i would like pumpkin soup and i absolutly love it!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anything is going to be marinated in Chardonnay...it's going to be me ;)

 

I prefer snails prepared "A la Fear Factor"...alive and in the shell...crunch, crunch!!

 

As a chef, I have lots of recipes for escargot...if you'd like a few, I'll send them to you via snail mail.

 

Snails are good for skeet shooting too....ust place a few slugs in the gun and ...."pull"!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you like escargot, you don't have to wait for a cruise. It's easy to make.

 

2 cans escargot; there are 12 in a can. (Any supermarket will have them)

1 cup mirepoix (1/2 cup onions; 1/4 cups each of chopped carrots and celery; 1 bay leaf)

2-3 cups of red wine

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature

1/4 cup chopped garlic

1/4 cup chopped parsley

Crusty bread

 

Preheat over to 400. Rinse and drain escargot. In a saucepan combine red wine, mirepoix and peppercorns over medium heat. Poach escargot in batches of 4 for 15 - 20 seconds. Set aside.

 

In a bowl, combine butter, garlic, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Place escargot in an escargot mold (if you don't have the molds use ramikins) and top each escargot with 2 heaping teaspoons of the butter mixture. Put the molds on a baking sheet and place in oven for 6-10 minutes until the bubbly. Serve with crusty bread. serves 4.

 

CTMak

 

Thanks CT:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Never on Carnival, that is the worst escargot that I have ever tasted. Once was enough.

 

Oddly enough, the Escargot at Nick and Nora's was cruddy at best, but when I had it in the main they were awesome:confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anyone gonna eat escargot on their curise?

Of Course, It's like eating Clams the best thing I've ever had. I love the dish it comes in, it looks like a deviled egg plate with the escargot in them with butter and herbs. Can't wait to have them again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MMMMMMMMM... yummy.

 

I will definitely have escargot. I wouldn't dream of cruising without them.

Delicious! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:D I love those slippery, slimy little suckers! I have had them on both cruises and intend to gross out both my parents and my inlaws on our next cruise!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've loved them since being a pree-teen in Europe. I always got them at fancy restaurants!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anyone gonna eat escargot on their curise?

 

Is that like not having a beer or wine or a martini or breathing? To not have the escargots would be a terrible thing to miss. The escargots are a sideshow anyway, it is the butter,grease,garlic and bread that are the show. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had escargot for the first time on the Carnival Pride. There was a fried fish and shrimp platter for dinner along with fried escargot...strange combination. I thought if it was fried it couldn't be that bad...actually didn't have much taste but had a chewy texture. I would eat it again if someone paid me a million dollars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love them baked with garlic butter, I would order them for sure if it's on the menu :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Q&A with the Coral Expeditions Team
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...