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What is your favorite way to prepare mussels?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2012 at 2:26 AM

My family just dug up/collected about 40 local mussels. What is your favorite way to prepare them?

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on May 14, 2012
at 09:11 AM

I do exactly this but use thick cream instead of butter. Divine!

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Can't go wrong with any of these things. I do broth myself ...

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:05 AM

Try them with thyme, white wine, garlic and shallot. Ridiculously good!

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:04 AM

Just notice that you and I do almost exactly the same thing. Mussels rock!

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at 03:03 AM

Never tried that... Next time I get a bunch, I'll give it a go.

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80890193d74240cab6dda920665bfb6c

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:58 AM

Steam them in coconut milk with lemongrass, fresh basil, shallot, ginger.

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Never tried that... Next time I get a bunch, I'll give it a go.

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:40 AM

White wine, fresh thyme, chopped shallot. Steam in that liquid and when they're done, reduce, toss in some butter, and use as a sauce.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on May 14, 2012
at 09:11 AM

I do exactly this but use thick cream instead of butter. Divine!

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on May 14, 2012
at 03:04 AM

Just notice that you and I do almost exactly the same thing. Mussels rock!

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Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:29 AM

I just throw them in a pot with some garlic and basil and water, cook them for a few minutes, and then drench them in butter. Not particularly sophisticated, but very tasty!

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on May 14, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Can't go wrong with any of these things. I do broth myself ...

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on May 14, 2012
at 03:05 AM

Try them with thyme, white wine, garlic and shallot. Ridiculously good!

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A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

on May 14, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Three cheers for the white wine! I tend to use a drier white (enough to cover the mussels by half), then add whole smashed garlic cloves, diced shallots, some thyme, finely ground white pepper, and a touch of cayenne pepper. Once they've opened, more diced fresh thyme and some fresh sage chiffonade, reduce and a a tablespoon or eight of butter for the sauce. Delicious!

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Eea6a68f5a7190d13c60e1c72417a581

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:42 AM

Scrub well. Steam w 1.5 inches water, garlic, white wine butter and a pinch of red pepper flakes. The broth will blow your mind.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on May 14, 2012
at 07:10 AM

Cooked in a coconut milk and Thai red curry sauce until they open, and then garnished with chopped cilantro, shredded Thai basil, and sliced green onion.

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on May 14, 2012
at 02:52 AM

Curried mussels ala McCormick's and Schmick's are my favorite. Sorry, no recipe.

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