Archive for the ‘mussels’ tag
I love mussels. I don’t remember exactly when they went from being a shell I picked up on the beach as a child to something that was good to eat for dinner, but like most shellfish it was an acquired taste in my teens. As most children do, I went through a “picky eater” phase in which all foodstuffs that were not plain pasta with butter, hot dogs, or cereal were definitely off my plate. I distinctly remember hatching a plan to numb my tastebuds with ice cubes (something I had read in an Encyclopedia Brown book…anyone remember those?) before eating my Grandmother’s meatloaf one night because I would not be allowed to leave the table until it was gone. In retrospect I think that I may have insulted my Grandmother’s cooking, but at the time it seemed like a clever plan. In any event, that “picky eater” phase passed. Seafood and meatloaf were back on the menu.