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How to prepare Snail Soup – Original recipe

How to prepare Snail Soup – Original recipe

Caracol soup is a typical and very tasty food from the north coast of Honduras. Made mainly by the Garífuna ethnic group.


  • 2 pounds Snail
  • 2 ground coconuts or 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1.5 pounds white yucca
  • 1 green banana or green banana is to the taste of the person, if you prefer banana or banana.
  • 1 onion
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • 3 tbsp Coriander or coriander
  • 5 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 celery
  • Annatto to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper and cumin to taste
  • Water


  1. The snail is divided into squares of the size of 2 inches, squashed a little to make it softer.
  2. If it is ground coconut, add 5 glasses of hot water to extract the pure milk, or if it is from a can, put the milk to boil.
  3. Add 3 cans of water, and cook with the yucca while it boils, it is constantly moving.
  4. In addition, onion, 2 crushed garlic, sweet chili or paprika, coriander or coriander, celery, a pinch of pepper and cumin and a quarter of a teaspoon of achiote are fried to add color.
  5. When it starts to boil add the sofrito
  6. When there is little left for the cassava to soften, add the banana or the sliced banana
  7. The seafood seasoning to taste and when everything is cooked, add the snail and turn off the stove.