How can you go wrong for a Saturday lunch?
Blue mussels are readily available anywhere but if you live in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties you can get them shipped to your door from Fish On Dish.
This is the bit of goodness you eat.
Do not eat the pretty shell. But you can use it to...
Make a bed of lobster stock, mussel juice, crispy bacon, shallots, & jalapeno.
Dude, I'd wanna sleep in that.
Blue mussels cook quickly. That means they over cook quickly. Please do not over cook your mussels. You will end up with something truly inedible.
Drop your mussels in a pan with liquid, cover with a tight fitting lid. Count on about 4 minutes of cooking time. Then get them the hell out.
For this Dish, I used:
- Lobster stock
- White wine
- Applewood Smoked Bacon
- Orange Juice
Note: Once the mussels open up in your pan, they will release their lovely mussel juice, which of course will add to your sauce.
I paired my mussels with Sweet Potato Fries. Now, for flavor contrast and balance, I served the fries with a tangy chipotle sauce, in place of ketchup.
Finish the dish with two ingredients that always go a long way...
- Edible Flowers
- White Truffle Oil
Blue Mussels with Sweet Potato Fries
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!