Snails with a Parsley Puree and Tomato Coulis
- 1 tin snails
- 1 sprig parsley
- 3 garlic cloves
- 3 shallots
- 3 ozs butter
- 1 cup white burgundy wine
- 1 lb ripe tomatoes (you can used good quality tinned)
Place the snails in a sauce pan along with the court bouillon from the tin and add enough water to cover.
Bring just to a simmer, drain immediately and rinse under cold water. Reserve.
Blanch the parsley in a large pot of salted boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. Squeeze out any excess water and puree the parsley in a food processor until smooth. In a small saucepan heat the butter gently. Add the parsley and season to taste.
Saute the garlic and shallots in 2 tablespoons of butter until soft, add the wine, increase the heat and reduce by half. Add the tomatoes and the snails and sauté over a brisk heat for 5-7 minutes, tossing gently. Remove from the heat and swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Season to taste. Have ready six warm shallow bowls. Place a couple of tablespoons of parsley puree on one side and the snails on the other. Serve at once.