It’s snail season in Spain. Like other animals, snails hibernate during the winter. During the warmer months, snails creep out in their slimy shells to find food. I seem to be coming across them everywhere I go. The one pictured above was located on the sidewalk outside of our house.
We found its brother slithering away just a few feet down from it.
This entire bunch of hundreds of snails I found hiding in the crevices of a wooden fence in Sanlucar, Spain.
I’ve found them in fields…
More interestingly, the gypsy market in Rota, Spain where you can buy them by the bag.
Yes, by the bag. You know, so they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Aw, heck; you can have them in between meals, too for a little tapas action.
Why not? Forget the steak and potatoes, this delicious European treat is packed full of protein that does a body good.
Take a stroll through your local Spanish city street and look for a sign like this. Then you’re in luck, folks! You too can enjoy this Spanish cuisine.
Or just look for the bags hanging outside the restaurant door.
This restaurant was selling their snails for only 4 euro ($5.60) for a small portion (tapas style) and 7.50 euro ($10.51) for a large portion. What a steal for such a delicious, slimy treat.
Snails. It’s what’s (not) for dinner.