Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sexy, Sexy, Sexy Mussels, Muscles



{sexy, sexy, sexy}

Let's face it, mussels are sexy. They're a great way to add an element of foreplay before a steamy night... Gently pulling apart the black shell as you bite into the plump, pink, sweet inner flesh... well, you get the picture.


However, they're also great as a 5 a.m. snack when you're entertaining your starving, slightly inebriated friends. I didn't have any wine so I had to improvise, and instead of panicking, I frantically searched the fridge and found a can of Guinness that someone had brought over. Bingo.



{sooo delicioussssnesss}


Here's what you'll need for these Scrumptious 5a.m. Mussels:

2 Cloves of Garlic, smashed and finely chopped
1 Shallot
1/2 Vidalia Onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 handful of Parsley, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 can of Guinness
2 lb of Mussels
1 sprig of Rosemary

Clean and debeard the mussels.



Add the garlic, onion, shallots to a pot with a teaspoon of Olive Oil.

Let that sweat for a moment then add the cleaned and debearded mussels to the pot.


Pour in the entire can of Guinness.

Add the red pepper flakes, lemon and orange zest and sprig of rosemary.


Cover with a lid over medium - high heat.


Once the mussels open up they are ready. If any are closed after they've been cooked, THROW THEM OUT!!


Rule of thumb: WHEN IN DOUBT THROW THEM OUT!


Add the chopped parsley as a garnish.

3 comments:

Chrisp said...

So Sexy! :)

Anonymous said...

don't throw closed ones out. Pop 'em open and eat 'em. the idea that they're not cooked is a myth.

As you enter the Chowista site prepare to take your senses on a vacation. said...

Interesting comment by Anonymous. After reading it I decided to do some research of my own and there is some truth to it. Check out this article (link below) if you want to know more.

If you do decide to eat unopened mussels the article explains what you should do. It also traces where the addage to throw out unopened started. It's worth a look.

Thanks Anonymous for your comments :)

http://searocketbistro.com/content/can-i-eat-unopened-mussels

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