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Fresh or live snails for escargot?

foodAdenturous | Jul 18, 2011 02:36 PM

Hi all,

We ate the best escargot ever at this restaurant in Boston:

They were tasty and big, ~1" long and the width of my index finger, and you got 6 for $9.50.

I've been wanting to make this dish at home for a while, but I read mixed reviews about the canned variety. I learned that Paris Grocery on Western Ave carries frozen precooked ones in garlic butter at 12 for $13:

I know how and what you need to do to purge, gut, clean, and cook them, so I'm not put off by the squeamish factor. The thing is, can I get them locally?


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