Recipe: The Making of Peppered Snail

Peppered Snails are a typical component in Nigerian eateries’ menus. They are likewise filled in as Small Chops at parties. 

With Peppered Snails, you need to mind the pepper! 

It is so natural to get ready Peppered Snails. All the difficult work goes to cleaning the snails, whenever you are finished with that, the remainder of the planning is simple.

All You Need for Peppered Snails

  • 10 medium snails
  • 4 habanero peppers (or as you would prefer) 
  • 5 plum tomatoes 
  • 1 onion 
  • 1 major stock solid shape 
  • 1 cooking spoon vegetable oil 
  • Salt (to taste) 

Utensils you’ll require:

Just make some toothpicks available for serving. 

What You Should Know About Peppered Snail

Be cautious about the amount of spices you add to snails. They can undoubtedly get over-prepared and taste pungent in light of the fact that because of the surface of the meat, it doesn’t ingest a significant part of the flavoring. 

You can chop down the tomatoes and utilize just habanero peppers. However, you will require heaps of peppers to make sufficient stew for the snails, that implies the Peppered Snails will be too zesty hot and everything you can taste is the pepper. Bad. 

Before you make Peppered Snails 

Break the shells of the snails and clean the snail ooze. 

Cut a portion of the initial onion into enormous pieces. Cut the other half into small pieces. 

Cut the habanero peppers (scotch cap) into little pieces. 

Eliminate the seeds from the tomatoes and cut them into meager cuts. 

Making the Peppered Snails 

Put the cleaned snails in a pot and pour water to cover them. 

Add the stock cubes, some BigMama spices if you can find, and the pieces of onion. Use lumps of onion when you need to prepare with onions without having bits of onions in the cooking. 

Cover and begin cooking on medium warmth. While cooking, top up the water when important so it doesn’t consume. 

Put the cut tomatoes, pepper and onions in another pot and begin cooking on medium warmth. The point is to steam them till they are delicate. Mix now and again so it doesn’t consume. 

Following 30 minutes, the snails ought to be all around cooked. Make sure to top up the water as you cook them. Note that the tongue of the snails are still crunchy in any event, when the snails are finished. 

Eliminate the lumps of onion from the snails. Increment the warmth to high and mix continually till all the leftover fluid in the pot is consumed. You would prefer not to lose any flavor by pouring away the snail stock. Put it in a safe spot. 

At the point when the water dries from the pepper, tomatoes and onions, add the vegetable oil and fry for around 5 minutes. Mix persistently so it doesn’t adhere to the pot. 

Add salt and mix quite well.

Add the cooked snail. Mix quite well and add more salt if fundamental. 

That is it! Leave to chill off a piece, embed toothpicks and present with onions. 

If in case you are engaging visitors or eating with the family, serve it as a side dish to Fried Plantains or Jollof Rice. You can likewise serve them with a chilled drink. 

For parties, fill in as Small Chops. 

In the event that you have any inquiries concerning this formula, just talk to BigMama.