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Old 02-28-2011, 10:47 AM   #11
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Steamed delicious mussels

Alright then... I think I am set and now craving them big time :)))
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:54 AM   #12
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Arrow Mussels

Thank You Josie.... Apprexiate that

I was trying to add a profile pic yes but the way seems to be escaping me lol
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:56 AM   #13
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We made these beer-steamed mussels a couple of weeks ago (didn't have any white wine in the house and was too lazy to go get some, but we had lots of beer):

Beer Steamed Mussels | Mussels in White Wine Sauce | Steamed Mussels Recipe

They were very nice. We used a bottle of home-brewed beer--not one of the dark beers, it was probably a pilsner. I would definitely make these again.

Here's a link to another recipe that uses a dark beer:

Recipe: Beer Steamed Mussels Wisconsin Foodie

(this one has a video as well).

And yet another link:

Beer-Steamed Mussels Recipe : : Food Network
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:01 AM   #14
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Mussels

thanks ... It's fun trying different cooking recipes.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:10 AM   #15
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Thanks pacanis, now I don't just want mussels, I have to have them...
I think I just put the mussel spell on me, too
Seafood has been pretty high priced lately around here, but mussels are usually cheap. I think I'll pick up a bag next time I'm in town.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:26 AM   #16
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I think there's going to be a run on mussels ... Actually we tried a very small order taster size at Place Pigalle hidden behind Pikes Market .. Wonderful little foodie place with high view of Ellicott Bay. They were delicious, as are the special Manilla clams available out west.. Not here East

Just got the nerve to steam them the other day and all the methods I was reading weren't nice and simple ... Thanks for some
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #17
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Mussels are quite easy to make (and fast). You just want to clean them and pick out any that are open. Shucking oysters, on the other hand, is something I don't like doing...
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #18
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I've only had fresh oysters one time. I see them available now and then and really need to educate myself on preparing them. They would be a nice treat sometime. The time I had them was at a friend's suggestion and I think he put hot sauce, horseradish and lemon juice on them... it was a long time ago... eating them was more of a novelty than anything I suppose. Still, if you like seafood... And I know I like them breaded and fried.
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:43 PM   #19
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Quick question for all on mussels...

Conventional wisdom says that, as you clean and inspect them, if any feel unusually heavy, toss it because it might be filled with mud. Likewise, some people immerse the batch in running water for an hour or so, for same reason that the mussels will expel any foreign particles if submerged in non-saline water. Furthermore, conventionally, I've read that the finished cooking juice should be strained through either cheesecloth or coffee filter, again for the same reason.

I confess I don't do any of this. My rationale is that it's not such an issue with farm-raised mussels these days. And the latter step, gets rid of all the good stuff, and ruins an important part of a steamed mussel dish. I'd appreciate any advice...
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #20
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I'm a stickler... don't like the little beards at all .. and skiddish with sea food so I follow the rules and then some. We do soak our shell sea food for a few hours and switch from buckets a few times. This sure seems to get rid of the sand .. that's a-ok with my grands that are 3 & 5 now but eathing them since 2 years ... actually gobble them
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