It is estimated that snail is 15% protein, 2.4% fat and about 80% water. This makes snail healthy alternative food for people with high protein low fat diet requirements. Besides, snail is high in health benefiting essential fatty acids such as linoleic acids and linolenic acids. A study on a snail species in Brazil estimated that 75% of the fat in snail is unsaturated fatty acids.
We celebrated the National Escargot Day - May 24th with pan seared, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, butter and bread crumbs. After they were heated through and breadcrumbs nicely toasted, I removed them to use the pan to toast some bread which is the perfect tool to sop up the lovely pan drippings. I know, this is not for everyone but we've always been adventurous diners so this is a lovely treat.