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Old 09.05.2011, 19:26
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Oysters I love even more than mussels. I can open and eat 2 dozen in a row!

PS: any couple planing to have kids is highly recommended to encourage male partner to have oysters.
Ew, really? Ok, as long as it is male partner. Although we might just want to stick to zinc in a tube.



Just the way it looks, oh. Maybe with some whiskey before.

Although I do like the idea of eating what one finds outside, that's nice. Without cooking, berries, walnuts, oysters..Cool.

Well, if one swims in the sea, swallows a ton of water anyways with plankton in it, I wonder if eating fish, oysters and mussels isn't the same, really.

They had mussels the other day in Ikea, for 6 bucks a big bowl.
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Old 09.05.2011, 19:29
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Ew, really? Ok, as long as it is male partner. Although we might just want to stick to zinc in a tube.
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MusicChick where is the pleasure, the romantism! you can also make a baby in a tube without physical contact
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

Please DB try one and if you dont like it then at least you tried it and its your own opinion. I personally love them
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Old 09.05.2011, 19:36
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MusicChick where is the pleasure, the romantism! you can also make a baby in a tube without physical contact
Hahaha, noooo...no tubes. I will try the oysters. It all stinks, though, and the slime Can't people catch something from it if they slurp it raw?
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Old 09.05.2011, 19:38
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Can't people catch something from it if they slurp it raw?
Yes. It's a James Bond-esque way to live dangerously without running and jumping. Adds to the appeal.
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Old 09.05.2011, 19:40
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

The chef wants to know whether they are still fresh enough to cook if you can get your fingernail in the crack [sic].
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Old 09.05.2011, 19:42
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Hahaha, noooo...no tubes. I will try the oysters. It all stinks, though, and the slime Can't people catch something from it if they slurp it raw?
No problem. But for my recalcitrant guests I have the secret weapon:
Huitre gratinées --> oven baked oysters with a spoon of sour cream (just 5min in preheated oven).
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No they aren't. However if she jammed the fingernail in there, then she may have opened it from closed.

This is the bleedin problem with seafood here. You buy a kilo of mussels - they cost a fortune - you bin all the ones that are open before cooking and then you bin all the ones that are closed after cooking and you've lost half your kilo. It's only worthwhile when you're living by the coast and they're cheaper than chips.
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Old 09.05.2011, 19:44
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before cooking: remove all the open ones or broken ones. For safety and as it's your first time remove it if fingernail gets in...although I personaly would keep them.
after cooking: remove the ones that remained closed.
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No they aren't. However if she jammed the fingernail in there, then she may have opened it from closed.

This is the bleedin problem with seafood here. You buy a kilo of mussels - they cost a fortune - you bin all the ones that are open before cooking and then you bin all the ones that are closed after cooking and you've lost half your kilo. It's only worthwhile when you're living by the coast and they're cheaper than chips.
usually the nice person from Manor would add 50-100grams at the end after removing from scale.

the problem is not existing with oysters 100% ready for direct use.
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

If chef doesn't already have a recipe in mind, this is my favourite one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mo...erewithc_71787
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

ok now I have to convince my wife why I have such a great appetite tonight but will be eating like with a gun on my head.
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Yeah but I'd say a good fish n chips is higher than moules frites. When I was in the States (Maine) I had a clam chowder in a bread roll. That was awesome.

There is nothing like a New England clam chowder! OOOOOOOOH...especially on a cold winter's day. best.comfort.food.ever.

As for mussels, I love it. I love seafood period. econ is right - it all boils down to the broth. Steamed mussels in white wine sauce, parsley, carrots and a bit of celery. Clean up the sauce with bread after...ooooer...

PS: if you dont like mussels, at least give the white wine a chance?
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You could have warned me about the smell...

I think I'm going to have to go for a walk.
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I just can't eat any type of seafood. We often go sailing and the fishermen always fish their catch at the harbor, where all the dirt and I do not know what is. Why? Because fish and mussels are the best and fattest from this "sauce".

No thank you !

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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

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Apparently we're having mussels for tea.

I'd rather eat my own earwax.

Can anyone provide me with a convincing reason to actually swallow these revolting creatures?
Sure, they're nice, I had them few times in France
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I think I'm going to have to go for a walk.
of course mussels with tea....the chemical reaction is unpredictable. never tried such an extreme experiment.
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here you go, my favourite dish EVER
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I'd rather eat my own earwax.

Can anyone provide me with a convincing reason to actually swallow these revolting creatures?
They taste great!

Plain, or with sauce, raw, cooked, it all works.

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They taste great!

Plain, or with sauce, raw, cooked, it all works.

Tom
Raw mussels Really.
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