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Mussels: Would you eat them?

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?
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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?
Like chicken, it's all in the sauce. You want a spot of Moules Mariniere and be sure to grab a soup spoon to slurp the sauce. I've had them done well Thai style and with a tomatoey sauce too. They're not great as far as seafood goes (clams are better) but they're fine.
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Can anyone provide me with a convincing reason to actually swallow these revolting creatures?
No. It's time to run away.......
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

I am sorry but I cannot. I wouldn't ever touch them with a stick. I saw some French bourgeois people slurp them with champagne over the border for breakfast, and still cannot get over the trauma.
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Old 09.05.2011, 18:54
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

DB you will love them. When you're 96 and signing the last version of your will I'm sure you won't be thinking,"I'm just so glad I never tried mussels!". Raw oysters I can see balking at (though I love them), but cooked mussels?- delicious.
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

DB it's a well know fact that in Scotland the biggest, fattest mussels are found around what is fondly known as the 'shitey pipe' meaning the sewage outlet in the sea. Tell your better half that since these adorable creatures filter what is basically poo from the water you will of course be eating this too !

If it doesn't work give me your address and I will come eat them as it clearly doesn't bother me lol
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Can anyone provide me with a convincing reason to actually swallow these revolting creatures?
It all depends on the broth they are cooked in.

A butter lemon, or Tomato broth makes them pretty good.


........ but then again, I'm guessing that Paella isn't ever one of your first choices anyway.

I guess if you just don't like them, there's not much you can do.


I don't understand why anyone eats cabbage. It even sounds bad.
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

dude.. mussels FTW!

Earwax doesn't taste THAT bad either.
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

I'm guessing this is a Marmite conversation with no real answer.

Personally, I love all seafood but it almost always puts my stomach on free vend. Lobster, crab, whelks, eels, mussels, cockles, prawns... mmmm
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All the best food comes in a bucket....
Comparing "KFC chicken-wings bucket" with French "moules Ó la provenšale" in a bucket?
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

love mussels!!!!
Ask for the bouchot variety, it has best taste and texture.
But never had mussels with tea that must be some british singularity.
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dude.. mussels FTW!

Earwax doesn't taste THAT bad either.
I was watching with horrified fascination one day as some cretin was picking his ears and eating the earwax. was that you Ouchboy ??????
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

@DB

Rather you than me x ad infinitum on that. Ugh!!
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I saw some French bourgeois people slurp them with champagne
Well, that's settled then.

Not only do they look and smell revolting, but posh people and French people eat them, too.

Looks like it's crackers and cheese for tea, then...
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I was watching with horrified fascination one day as some cretin was picking his ears and eating the earwax. was that you Ouchboy ??????
you'll never know......

Unless you lived in Mexico like 22 years ago. Then it probably was me.
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Well, that's settled then.

Not only do they look and smell revolting, but posh people and French people eat them, too.

Looks like it's crackers and cheese for tea, then...
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Well, that's settled then.

Not only do they look and smell revolting, but posh people and French people eat them, too.

Looks like it's crackers and cheese for tea, then...
Im from essex so def not posh but I like Mussels. Bit like cockles and winkles without the sand . Didnt when i was a kid but got past the ...err not eating that its shit routine .. and now enjoy them all the time. If a frog can eat them so can I.
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Not only do they look and smell revolting, but posh people and French people eat them, too.

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it's plebian food! Moules frites is like fish & chips in the UK.
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Re: Mussels: Would you eat them?

I wouldn't try to convince you: and I live in a fishing town where fresh mussels abound in many local restaurants. Judging buy the number of people who eat them here, they must have some merit.

I just can't stop thinking about their eating habits. (The mussels, that is, not the locals - Though some of those are not too special either.)
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Sounds more like oysters.
I don't really know what they are called, the slimy sea things. Argh...But they were slurping it so probably oysters, you are right.

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love mussels!!!!.....taste and texture..
I am having nightmares tonight.
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