While at Mekong market we were wandering the fish aisle, looking for some interesting seafood to cook when we saw a bag labeled “Apple Snail Meat.” On the back was a recipe for Snail Linguine noodles to say we bought it on the spot. What follows is the recipe for Garlic Apple Snail Linguine as written on the package. Yes you can get it by looking on the bag, but its good and maybe reading it here will give you other good food ideas.
1 pack cooked apple snail meat rinsed and patted dry
1 pack linguine
2 tbsp each, butter and olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 shallots, chopped
1/4 cup white wine
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 pinch crushed red pepper
1. Chop snail meat, set aside
2. Melt butter and 1 tbsp olive oil in pan and add shallots and garlic until shallots are translucent, but not browned and garlic is fragrant. Deglaze with wine and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Add snail meat and parsley. Cook on medium low heat for a few minutes until sauce is thickened.
3. Cook pasta.
4. Drain pasta and return to pot. Stir in 1 tbsp olive oil and place in serving dishes.
5. Spoon garlic snail sauce over pasta and enjoy.
We did thoroughly enjoy this, the snail meat is a bit chewy, so chop it into small bits. Stays good as leftovers.