Recipe: Snails in wine

Riċetta: Bebbux fl-inbid

Aqra din ir-riċetta bil-Malti: Riċetta: Bebbux fl-inbid

Snails are considered a traditional Maltese dish, with recipes such as snail stew and snails with garlic. In parts Italy, too, snails are a popular dish. This particular recipe comes from the north, from Trentino Alto Adige. It is a simple recipe, although it takes a bit long to prepare.

Time : 3 hours


For 4 persons

  • 5kg snails 
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Celery
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 slices of bacon, chopped
  • Herbs
  • Extra virġin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly-ground pepper


  1. Clean the snails. Boild in water for 15 minutes, clean insude and chop into pieces.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan and lightly fry the onion, garlic and celery, along with the bacon.
  3. Add the snails and the wine and let the wine evaporate. Cover completely with warm water and add the herbs. Cover the saucepan and let the snails cook slowly over a low flame for two and a half hours

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