R 22

Rhodes 22



Alex, my wife, Joanne, was born in nj and she loves mussels. I want to share some of her thoughts. "Do Not Dry musseles. They are a marvelous shellfish that are gathered alive. They must be alive when you cook them. Ask the locals for advice. Here are a few tips:

  • 1. Gather mussels only during months without an 'R'. No for March, yes for May.
  • 2.mussels from a supermarket--any month is fine.
  • 3.Take a bucket, fill with salt water togather and carry them home.
  • 4. Drain and store mussels in refrigerator until ready to use. don't store for more than a day.
  • 5. do NOT use any mussels that does not close when touched or tapped--they are dead and so toxic.
  • 6.Wash closed mussels under running water.Trim the beard with a sharp knife.
  • 7.after steaming-- discard any mussels which did not open during cooking--they are toxic too.

Easy Recipe

In a large pot saute garlic;onion; & tomato in a small amount of olive oil. When onions are translucent add 1/2 to full bottle white wine. Dump in a bunch of mussels and steam them until they open---a few minutes. salt & pepper tto taste: serve with crusty bread to sop up the juice.

Happy Eating

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01 May 2001

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