• Plantain and Snails – Mariam

    Fall in love with snails all over again!!!

    What you need
    4-6 large snails
    2-3 Medium sized greenish-yellow plantains (you want plantain that’s not soft or too green)
    1/2 a teaspoon of Garlic
    1 bulb of onion
    2 large tomatoes
    1 medium Scotch Bonnet pepper
    4 table spoons of oil
    2 cubes of Knorr/Maggi
    1 pinch of thyme

    Snails
    Cut snails in half, clean and place into a pot
    Pour in 3 cups of water
    Add 1 pinch of salt and boil for 1-1.5 hours (depending on desired tenderness)

    Unripe plantain
    Peel off plantain skin and cut in round pieces
    Place cleaned plantains into a pot and add 2-3 cups of water
    Add 1 pinch of salt and boil for 20 minutes (depending on desired tenderness)

    Sauce

    • Pour oil into large pot.
    • Add in garlic, sliced onions and pepper (let sizzle for 2 min, stir occasionally)
    • Add in diced tomatoes, cover halfway and let cook on medium low heat for 7 mins (stir occasionally)
    • Turn down heat (low high), add Thyme and knorr, stir to mix in seasonings
    • Add in 1 ounce of water, stir
    • Pour in snails
    • Add in 2 ounces of water, and let cook on medium low heat for 10mins. Stir occasionally

    Let simmer and serve when ready! Enjoy!! 🙂

    This method of cooking plantain is a healthier alternative to frying them.

    Relevant Nutritional Facts  
    1 ounce of Snails – 26 Calories
    1 Medium boiled green plantain – 259 Calories
    1 Medium fried plantain – 562 Calories

    4 comments on “Plantain and Snails – Mariam”

    1. Uzo Reply

      Looks delicious and pretty straightforward to make. Definitely down to try this 🙂

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