Σαλιγκαρια με Πλιγουρι (Snails with Crushed Wheat Pilaf)
|~ Ingredients for 4 portions:
~ 25-30 snails
~ 2 onions
~ 1 big ripped tomato grated
~ 1 cup of olive oil
~ 1 cup of crushed wheat
~ 3 cups of water
~ 2 tsp of salt
~ 1/2 tsp red pepper
|~ Place the snails in a big baking pan and “feed” them for 2 days with flour in order that they clean themselves.
~ After the two days of feeding them with flour wash them very well with abundant water.
~ After washing them well put them in a saucepan with cold water and boil them for about 15 minutes.
~ This water we throw away, we rinse them, add fresh water in the saucepan and boil them again for an additional 15 minutes.
~ This water we strain and keep 1 cup.
~ Clean and finely chop the onions.
~ Wash the tomato and grate it.
~ In a clean saucepan heat up the olive oil and sauté the chopped onions along with the snails for about 5 minutes.
~ Add the tomato, salt and pepper.
~ As soon as the sauce thickens, add the water that we have kept from boiling the snails for a second time to heat up a little bit and add the crushed wheat and the remainder water.
~ The crushed wheat will need roughly 30 minutes on low heat in order to inflate.
~ After withdrawing the food from the heat, cover the saucepan with a kitchen towel to absorb the excess steam.
~ Let it sit covered for about 10 minutes to absorb the steam.
~ Place in a platter and serve hot.
~ Σαλιγκαρια με Πλιγουρι (Snails with Crushed Wheat Pilaf) can be served as the main dish accompanied with Plain Yogurt, Kalamata Olives, Fetta Cheese, Vegetables or anything else you desire.
~ Σαλιγκαρια με Πλιγουρι (Snails with Crushed Wheat Pilaf) can also be served as a side dish.
~ Good luck and bon appétit.