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WFD – or what’s for Dinners,
February 9, 2009, 7:08 pm
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Here’s a little game we call WFD, or what’s for dinner.
Some may say that mussels are a bit fancy for a night at home.
I say they are super easy to cook and oh so tasty.

Here’s what you do:
1. Pick up two pounds of mussels for two people from the Lobster Place at $3.25 a pound. You can get them cheaper in Chinatown, but you’ll find smaller bodies and broken shells among the heap.

2. Rinse under cool running water for 30 minutes. Gently pick through, trashing any opened or cracked ones. Pull off any stringy stuff from the outside of the sealed black gems and set aside.

3. Heat up some oil in a big pot.

4. Throw in a few cloves of smashed up garlic and half an onion, chopped up.

5. Once this is all soft dump in 1/2 cup of white wine and a little splash of water, along with the rinsed and washed mussels.

6. Cover and steam until the mussel shells open up, shaking the whole bowl up every so often.

7. Eat ’em, except for any stubborn ones that stayed shut tight.

Here we also made fries in the toaster oven: thinly sliced potatoes brushed with oil and baked for a bit until browned then sprinkled with rosemary. Plus we steamed up a bunch of asparagus with a little salt and pepper. Voilla.

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That’s a whole lotta rinsing.

Comment by KJ




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