Whelks in celery and chili broth
Whelks are sea snails. In Brussels, they are eaten as street food, boiled in a celery and chili broth and sold from carts, such as Chez Jef in front of the Bourse.
Ideally, there should be enough chili to make you cry when you finish drinking the broth.
It clears the sinuses and is perfect for when you have a cold.
- 1 kg snail meat
- 1 celery
- 1 chili pepper
wash the celery and cut into small sections
wash chili and cut in 2 lengthwise
put the snails in a big cooking pot
add water to cover the snails
add the celery and chili
add a liberal amount of salt
cook about 15 min.
- Whelks: Stewart Holmes