Tiny Snail Tarts

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  • Portion size 50 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 50 snails (escargots)
White wine pastry:
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cups white wine
  • 2/3 cups extra virgin olive oil

Method

White Wine Pastry:
In large bowl, whisk 3 cups (750 mL) of the flour with salt. Make well in centre; pour in wine and oil. Stir together until dough begins to clump. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, adding remaining flour as necessary if too oily, about 10 minutes. Cover with towel and let rest for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add red peppers, tomatoes, salt and cayenne; cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Let cool. Stir in parsley. Set aside.

Divide pastry in half. Roll out each half to 1-inch (2.5 cm) diameter rope; cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces. Flatten each piece with fingertips to make thin 2-inch (5 cm) diameter circle, leaving edge slightly raised. Place on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheets or press into miniature tart tins; top each with 2 tsp (10 mL) of the pepper mixture. Place 1 snail on each circle.

Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven until bottoms are lightly browned and crisp, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 2 weeks. Thaw in refrigerator. Reheat in 350F/180C oven until hot, 5 to 7 minutes.)

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