Caracóis are snails of Stylommatophora suborder. These animals are considered delicacies in Portugal and in France. Caracóis in Portugal is also the name for the dish made of these snails. In France they are called Escargot. The Caracóis (snails) are easy to cook. Basically, they are boiled in some water with onions, garlic, bay leaves, oregano, chili pepper and oil. Some variations of the recipe include lemon peel or milk. Caracóis are served hot with some broth. They can be eaten by hands too.
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Caracóis - Portuguese Snails, www.algarvebuzz.com
Caracóis a portuguesa, www.petiscos.com