Escargot with bleu cheese creme and mushroom duxelle in pastry from Red Fire Grille

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Escargot with a Bleu Cheese Creme, Mushroom Duxelle in Crispy Pastry

This dish is a fan favorite during the fall & winter months and this will be on our new menu starting in October.

Mushroom Duxelle

1 small package white button mushrooms

1 Tbsp minced shallot

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/4 dry white white

Salt & Pepper to taste

Place the mushrooms in a food processor and pulse until finely minced.

Over medium high heat in a saute pan, melt the butter and add the shallots until aromatic then add the mushrooms.

Add the white wine to the mushrooms and cook until the water and wine have just about evaporated.

It should look dry but moist at the same time. Remove from heat and set aside.

Crispy Pastry Shell

1 package won-ton skins

muffin pan or a mini muffin pan

Pan spray

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin pan and line several won-ton skins into the mold.

Pressing any wrinkles away. Spray the won-ton skins themselves and place in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.

Bleu Cheese Creme

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 clove garlic sliced

2 Tbsp dry white wine

1/4 C. heavy cream

2 Tbsp bleu cheese crumbles

Ground black pepper to taste

Extra Large Escargot (snails)

In a heavy bottom sauce pot over medium heat, melt the butter with the garlic until it's very aromatic and the garlic is just beginning to become golden brown on the edges. Add the white wine and allow to simmer for 1 minute then add the heavy cream.

Reduce the cream mixture to thicken and at the end, add the bleu cheese and the escargot until they are hot.


Place a small amount of the hot mushroom mixture into the pastry then the escargot and bleu cheese cream.

This can be done as a individual, 1 bite appetizer or as a larger, single serving appetizer of 6.

Christian Mailloux - Executive Chef / Owner

Red Fire Grille
903-723-2404 is the reservation line; call ahead, as they fill up quickly.

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