How to Cook a Moon Snail

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Things You'll Need

  • Pot

  • Small spoon or fork

  • Vinaigrette or other sauce

The Moonsnail is rarely seen, mainly hiding in the sea and burying itself in the sand. This predatory creature eats other mollusks, including its own kind, but prefers clams. The Moonsnail will attach itself to the clam and over the next few days it will drill a hole into the clam. It will then inject its proboscis into the whole and drain the meat from the clam. The Moonsnail is not a typical dish, but it can be boiled and served.


Step 1

Rinse the Moonsnail in cold water.

Step 2

Place the snails into a pot of water.

Step 3

Boil the Moonsnail for 40 minutes.

Step 4

Fork to remove the snail from the shell with a small spoon.

Step 5

Cut the Moonsnail into thin slices.


Step 6

Prepare a vinaigrette or other sauce to place the snail in. The Moonsnail can be dipped into the sauce or the sauce can be added to the shell with the snail.


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