Had Delicious Baked Escargot Last Night

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    Nov 05, 2014 12:49 AM GMT
    Not something I'll often eat, but it was a special last night. Intended as an appetizer, but sometimes that's all I'll get. This is the only place in Fort Lauderdale where I'll eat escargot.

    Done with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and feta cheese. A little rich in butter, but still delightful. I had the same thing last week, I usually don't do repeats that soon, but it tempted me. If you're in the area I recommend this place.

    http://mojofl.com/taste.html
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    Nov 05, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    I doubt I could bring myself to eat that out of snail shells.

    Here in Mirkwood (California) we have a breed of large snail that is descendants from escapees from a snail farm that were raised for the purpose of eating.

    I can't even bring myself to kill the little things... I pick them off of plants I don't want them on and transport them across the property and set them free.

    I know, strange from a guy who has killed game and eaten it... IDK why I'm so empathetic of the snail.
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    Nov 05, 2014 3:56 AM GMT
    Bowyn_Aerrow saidI doubt I could bring myself to eat that out of snail shells.

    Here in Mirkwood (California) we have a breed of large snail that is descendants from escapees from a snail farm that were raised for the purpose of eating.

    I can't even bring myself to kill the little things... I pick them off of plants I don't want them on and transport them across the property and set them free.

    I know, strange from a guy who has killed game and eaten it... IDK why I'm so empathetic of the snail.

    These were baked and served out of the shell. You would hardly know what they were. Just 6 of them in this appetizer. On a plate that included 4 or 5 artichoke hearts, baked tomatoes, and sliced feta cheese. For me that's a meal, since I eat very little. Price, BTW, was $6 on Monday! Normally $12.
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    Nov 08, 2014 1:39 AM GMT
    I've had escargot a few times; they were always served swimming in garlic and melted butter. Heck my shoe would taste great buttered with garlic.
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    Nov 08, 2014 4:44 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI've had escargot a few times; they were always served swimming in garlic and melted butter. Heck my shoe would taste great buttered with garlic.


    True. They look like big, black boogers. The snails that is, not your Mephistos...
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    Nov 08, 2014 11:03 AM GMT
    Art Decor, so what you had was Italian, right?

    Looking at them initially remained me of the plentiful slugs available in the Pacific Northwest. But one taste and I was sold. I had them boiled/steamed in their shells, served at a Vietnamese American relative's feast. One would use toothpicks to take the escargot out of its shell and dip it in a chilli-lemon-fish sauce. [No garlic, no butter, but the unique fish sauce]. Was told it was French delicacy, and since France colonized Vietnam, eating escargot and (duck liver) pate are also eaten by Vietnamese on special occasions. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 08, 2014 11:12 AM GMT
    My gosh, Art Deco, this restaurant has a lot of ethnic specialties. It even has my fav, Char Siew Pork, a common food in good Chinatown restaurants. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 08, 2014 11:29 AM GMT
    Tastes like egg beurkk
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    Nov 10, 2014 1:54 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting the menu! Gives me some dining options next time we're in Fort Lauderdale. Oh, and I love a good escargot! icon_biggrin.gif