Our supper this evening contained, in amongst the crispy green salad leaves, that not so rare a specimen known as Arion distinctus Eire or the Irish green slug and yet when treated with the culinary skills that
the dearly loved Mrs H possesses, are also known as Dolmades.
There were as you can see five of them on my plate, wrapped in giant Irish shamrock leaves, which were grown in our own garden. They were then cooked and pickled gently in white Guinness for seventy two hours, drained and finally stored in a cool place for four weeks ‘till matured.
Mrs H’s skills as a dedicated nocturnal Slug hunter are renowned for miles around. Neighbours have been known to drive to our boundaries with their night glasses and notebooks following her at a safe distance as she makes her selection from a large herd of well fed slithering Irish slugs.
A Slug Supper
And so I wish you bon appétit!
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