Madeira traditional seafood dish - Grilled Limpets
Lapas is the portuguese name for Limpets. It is a common shellfish in Madeira which lives grabbed to the tidal rocks. This typical seafood delicacy is usually grilled in a special flat pan.
Grilled limpets are an appetizer, which is normally precede a fish dish. But they can be eaten alone or with home baked bread, accompainied with a nice cold beer or white wine.
- Butter q.s.
- Garlic q.s.
- Parsley q.s.
- Pepper q.s.
- Lemon q.s.
How to do it:
- Put the washed limpets (lapas) on a pan
- Spread bits of butter, garlic, pepper and parsley over them
- Let them grill for about half an hour and keep pouring the sauce from the pan into the limpets
- Serve them in the pan with quarters of lemon so each person may flavour it according to their own taste
As we say in Portuguese… Bom Apetite!