These seemingly alien life forms are actually a lot more familiar than you might think. Although widely popular throughout Asia and the Pacific Islands, each of these animals are equally at home in a French or Italian recipe.
They have firm, flavourful flesh, halfway between Squid and Mussels. They make for an excellent protein when used correctly - which is usually thinly sliced and tenderized, or cooked slowly to the point of tenderness.
Littorinidae species (‘True’ Periwinkle)
Neritidae species (Nerite)
Turbo species (Turban Shells)
Livonia mammilla (False Bailer Shell)
Melo species (Melon Shell)
Other members of the Zidoninae subfamily (Bailer Shell)