Snail meat a.k.a Congo meat as it’s popularly known in Nigeria is a popular delicacy most people enjoy. Once cleaned & prepared, it can be added to Soups, Stews or even sauces. Another good way to enjoy this delicacy is by simmering the snails in peppered sauce and eating alone as an appetizer. Peppered snails would definitely get you taste buds watered. When cooking snails, it’s best not to overcook it so it doesn’t get too soft thereby losing that crunchy feel which is the best part. The average snail contains 80% water, 15% protein and 2.4% fat. It also contains essential fatty acids, calcium, iron, selenium; and magnesium. It’s also rich in many essential vitamins such as Vitamins A, E, K and B12 just mention a few. Snail meat can be used as an alternative to Beef and chicken.
Peppered Snail recipe
Cook time: 18 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes
Meal type: Side Dish, Appetizer
Misc : Serve Hot
Step 2: In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil till hot. Add the Red onions and stir-fry for 1 minute.
Step 3: Add the “Tomapep” or Pepper puree, Crushed seasoning, Pinch of salt and Stir-fry for 2 mins.
Turn off the burner and garnish with green and red bell pepper. Serve Hot.