Schneckenkaviar

27.06.2009 Misc #Animals #Food

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Kulinarisch bin ich generell nicht so der Fischtyp, habe aber durchaus ein Faible für Muscheln und auch Schnecken, Kaviar muss nicht sein, aber wenn er aufgetischt wird, esse ich auch den. Aber bei Schneckenkaviar, der auf einer Farm mit ungefähr 150 Millionen Schnecken produziert wird, muss ich natürlich an den Tierhorrorfilm „Slugs“ denken, oben der Trailer, hier ein Snip von der Financial Times (via Book of Joe):

Dominique Pierru, its general manager, introduced me to this new luxury product, which sells for €1,200 a kilo to chefs. The production can only be described as a labour of love. Pierru explained that snails produced only 4g of eggs during their lives and roared with laughter when I asked how many snails there were on the farm at Soissons, northern France. “I don’t have a precise figure but somewhere between 150m and 160m, I would guess.” The eggs are white, 3mm-4mm in diameter and in their freshness and taste are remarkably similar to the caviar from the endangered sturgeon. A few snail eggs served on a fresh sage leaf was an excellent appetiser.