Valentine Special...Aphrodisiacs and Peppered Snails
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Serves: 6
for snails
  • 1 dozen medium to large snails
  • lemon, lime or alum(for cleaning)
  • one small onion cut into wedges
  • salt
for sauce
  • 1 large onion(sliced and divided)
  • 3 habanero peppers(Ose)
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 2 medium sized bell peppers(red or a mix of red and green)(slice)
  • 1-2 tbsps. cooking oil
  • bouillon(optional)
  • salt to taste
for snails
  1. Clean snails with lemons or lime. You may also use alum
  2. season with salt, add some onion and cook until soft; then drain from the stock
for the sauce
  1. roughly crush the garlic and ose. I used a mortar and pestle to achieve this
  2. Heat up the oil. add some of the sliced onion(about half). Add the cooked snails and stir fry with the onion until the onion is translucent. Add the crushed pepper and garlic; and stir until it has combined well with the snails and onion.
  3. Add the remaining onion and the peppers. stir, season, reduce heat; then cover with a tight lid. Let this cook for about 15 minutes, but make sure to stir occasionally until the pepper softens and is cooked, but just with a little crunch. Check for seasonings; then serve with any side.
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at