thai curry mussels
Yeah, so I'm excited. What is it about mussels? I feel like they get so much grief in the world - people are always trying to hate on them because they're "weird" and have a "funny texture" and are "slimy". What?! People, seriously, none of those are true. Give 'em a chance! The great thing about mussels ALSO is that they are just a nice little canvas for greatness - a mollusk of many masks if you will. Moules marinieres - steamed in white wine with shallots and garlic. (Why this is "sailor style" is of interest to me - I suppose sailors like shallots, garlic and wine...but who doesn't?). A la Lily's Seafood in Royal Oak, Michigan - cooked sailor style, but with Huntsman Cheese melted in the broth. Sounds odd? Yes. Tastes epic? Double yes! Or how about cooked with tomato and chorizo? Or breaded and broiled on a half shell? OR - Thai Red Curry mussels? Yes, please. And that is exactly what I cooked today.