"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Fish & Seafood
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-02-2008, 09:33 AM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Yummers! Wish we'd all been invited!
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:34 AM   #12
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,783
Nice-looking muscles. :-) And, great pic. Love clams & smoked oysters, but still have not tried mussels. Whenever I went to a little French cafe, my friend ordered a bowl of mussels (& I had the quiche). Curious as to what the taste is like - clams or smoked oysters? Will have to give them a try some day soon. Found a recipe for mussels & angel hair or linguine & mussels marinara (a la Sinatra lol - from memory). Thanks for sharing.
__________________

__________________
*amy* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:37 AM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,630
If you want to look like a Mussel Eating Pro, use an empty shell like tongs to pull out the meat from the shells.
__________________
Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:42 AM   #14
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Amy - mussels are the texture of something between an oyster and a clam.

Jeekinz - nice looking mussels...

Another version for another day...this is what I do...

white wine
diced shallots
fresh thyme sprigs
1 rosemary sprig

Heat until the shallots are transparent - add mussels - cook to desired doneness. DH likes his cooked about 10 minutes. Stir several times to get all the little guys down in the wine.

Sometimes after I put in the bowl I top with chopped tomatoes. Crusty bread is a must and if you can grill it it's even better! If you can find a bottle of Muscadet to have with it you won't be sorry.
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:45 AM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by *amy* View Post
Nice-looking muscles. :-) And, great pic. Love clams & smoked oysters, but still have not tried mussels. Whenever I went to a little French cafe, my friend ordered a bowl of mussels (& I had the quiche). Curious as to what the taste is like - clams or smoked oysters? Will have to give them a try some day soon. Found a recipe for mussels & angel hair or linguine & mussels marinara (a la Sinatra lol - from memory). Thanks for sharing.
I think they taste sweeter than clams. They have thier own flavor and I don't hesitate to eat one straight up, whereas I always dunk my clams in butter.
Smoked oysters are an entity of their own IMO. Love those, too
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:49 AM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
This is the recipe I'm going to try Recipes : Mojo Moulies : Food Network It looked great on TV (lol). I've only eaten them with butter before and don't have a problem that way, but pouring a sauce over them..... mmmm
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:53 AM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
pacanis - that recipe looks awesome! I don't like any butter with mussels - it's just too good to dip the shell down in the liquid and then eat the mussel with all that wine goodness! Anytime I can stay away from butter and be happy I go for it!
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:53 AM   #18
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,783
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitchenelf View Post
Amy - mussels are the texture of something between an oyster and a clam...
Thanks, K'elf. Ya know, I had a feeling the taste and/or texture might be similar to (fried or smoked?) oysters or clams. Will have to go to a restaurant & give them a try. Thanks.
__________________
*amy* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:55 AM   #19
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,783
Quote:
Originally Posted by pacanis View Post
I think they taste sweeter than clams. They have thier own flavor and I don't hesitate to eat one straight up, whereas I always dunk my clams in butter.
Smoked oysters are an entity of their own IMO. Love those, too
I'm sold! I can dump some smoked oysters over linguine & be happy as a clam. :)
__________________
*amy* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 11:56 AM   #20
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
The flavor is mild; the texture is softer & less chewy than a cooked clam - closer to a cooked oyster. And no fresh seafood is going to ever be even remotely similar to smoked seafood - totally apples vs. oranges.
__________________

__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.