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Winkle / periwinkle (Littorina Littorea)

These are small 'snail-like' shellfish growing up to 2½cm, and belonging to the lacunidae family. Winkles should be boiled in their shells for about ten minutes, after which they can be extracted from theirs shells with a pin. They're good dipped in home-made mayonnaise, or with a thin mustard sauce, or simply dipped in fine oatmeal. They're known as Willicks or Willocks in certain parts of Ireland, Horse-winkle in others; Gwichiaid in Wales.

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