EscargotNew Orleans is famous for its wonderful cuisine and adventurous dishes that inspire foodies to try new things. From Creole Meuniere sauces drizzled atop gulf shrimp to gulffish almondine topped with beurre noisette,  toasted almonds, and jumbo lump crab meat, New Orleans food can tantalize any discriminating palate. But, don’t forget to enjoy some of the historical classics that New Orleans chef’s have added a little spice to like escargot.

What Is Escargot?

One culinary classic that is a delicacy in many countries in Europe is escargot. Escargot is the French word for snail. If you have never experienced this succulent and delicious dish, it is a true travesty. People have been eating snails for thousands of years with the first evidence of it in our diets starting over 30,000 years ago. They are actually fairly nutritional, depending on how they are prepared, because they are high in protein and have a low fat content.

How Is Escargot Served?

Typically, escargot is served as an appetizer. The French-style escargots are made with parsley and garlic butter in a special pan. The pan has between 6 and 12 cavities, depending on the size, and the snails are cooked individually in each cavity. They can be served inside their shells or in the cast iron pan and are accompanied with bread. The bread can be eaten with the escargot and also used to soak up some of the garlic butter sauce. The escargot dish is usually completed with a little extra herbs and some cheese on occasion.

Desi Vega’s Escargot Alyssa

Every chef has his/her own style and culinary flare. Executive Chef Robert Bruce at Desi Vega’s Seafood & Prime Steaks has truly created a wonderful variation of the classic escargot dish with Escargot Alyssa. Escargot Alyssa consists of escargot, parsley, garlic, butter and a white wine. The white wine is the perfect addition that brings all of the flavors out into this perfect New Orleans appetizer dish.

If you have never experienced this succulent and delicious treat, don’t wait any longer and head over to Desi Vega’s Seafood & Prime Steaks.