Exotic Simplicity: Garden Salad with Scungilli. Scungilli are sea snails, aka conch. The term Scungilli is Italian, associated with South Italian cuisine, particularly Napoli. For this simple exotica I made a fresh garden salad, then I added a small can of LaMonica sliced “snails.” Tossed with fruity olive oil from Sicily, this was a princely lunch for me.
Below, the salad mostly complete. Epicures who think this is too easy (or cheating) are wrong. Throughout the Mediterranean fish and shellfish preserved in jars and cans are used extensively in exquisite, and exquisitely simple, preparations—Think tuna under olive oil, for example. If you find the Scungilli you can do this, enjoy and be proud of it. You can see how good it is. Let me know. Jim