Some of our favorite food-centric scenes in Mad Men revolve around client dinners. During season two Don Draper dines at New York's Lutèce, André Soltner's legendary French restaurant. The meal predictably has its ups and downs, and plenty of disparaging things are said about the French, including a quip about eating snails.
For The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook authors Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin have included a Lutèce classic, Gambas au Beurre d'Escargot, jumbo prawns gratinéed with a green garlicky butter spiked with licoricey Pernod. One might think that there are snails trying to sneak into this recipe, but it's just big sweet prawns cooked in the same butter that escargot are traditionally sizzled in.
Half of the joy of eating escargot or these prawns prepared à la escargot is sopping up all the extra butter that's left behind, so be sure to serve these with loads of crusty bread.
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