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Snails in Honey and Garlic

Garlic Butter Snails

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)

Sansa had never eaten snails before; Joffrey showed her how to get the snail out of the shell, and fed her the first sweet morsel himself.
Garlic Butter Snails

Snails in Honey and Garlic

This savory dish blends the delicate flavor of snails with a rich garlic butter sauce sweetened with honey. Quick to prepare in just 30 minutes, it serves four and offers a perfect balance of sweet and savory notes. Impress your guests or satisfy your adventurous palate with this flavorful recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4


  • 1 pound about 450g of fresh or canned snails
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Prepare the Snails:

  • If you’re using fresh snails, clean them thoroughly. If you’re using canned snails, make sure to drain and rinse them.

Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until it becomes fragrant but not browned.

Add Snails:

  • Add the cleaned or canned snails to the garlic butter mixture. Cook for a few minutes, allowing the snails to absorb the flavors.

Sweeten with Honey:

  • Pour in the honey, stirring well to coat the snails evenly. Let it simmer for a few more minutes to let the flavors meld. Adjust the sweetness according to your preference.


  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remember, snails have a delicate flavor, so go easy on the salt to let the other flavors shine.


  • Once the snails are heated through and well-coated in the honey and garlic sauce, remove from heat. Transfer the snails to a serving dish, drizzling any remaining sauce over the top.


  • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the snails for a burst of freshness and color.


  • Serve your snails with crusty bread or baguette slices to soak up the delicious honey and garlic sauce. It’s a unique and flavorful dish that’s sure to impress!


Remember, cooking times may vary, so keep an eye on the snails to ensure they are cooked to your liking. Enjoy your culinary adventure!