Snails - fresh, frozen or canned?
Anyone know a good source for any of the above? I want to make a snail pot pie (or escargot en croute if you prefer, lol)
I posted a similar thread about one year ago looking for live snails and never got any responses. You can find the canned version in most major supermarkets or specialty food shops.
Unfortunately I don't think there's enough demand for live ones here (at least not yet).
Canned is easy, most grocery stores sell them, any Longos or Dominion should work. Higher end grocery stores also sometimes have them frozen, but that is usually frozen in garlic butter which wouldn't really work for you. Also they are WAY cheaper in the can. I can't say I've ever seen them fresh though.
It's good to hear of somebody doing something with snails other than the boring old 'escargot in garlic butter'!
Frozen snails topped with garlic butter from Burgundy France can be found in the frozen section of most good supermarkets like Lobslaw, Metro, Sobey's or Longos
BTW, Periwinkles are 'edible littoral MARINE snails'. I believe the OP is asking for 'landbased' ones?! Periwinkles' texture is way tougher than escargot.