Monday, December 24, 2007

Mussels Fantasy

This is a beautiful dish, which is basically mussels, cooked in pork broth. It is garnished with coarsly chopped fennel and is served in the shell. Topped with crostini.
The best technique to open up the shell is to cook them in white wine covered with bouquet garni (Herbs tied up in a Cheese Cloth).
Mussels are of the clam family, They are both slatwater and fresh water. In the present day of high demand in restaurants and hotels, there are mussel farms that cultivate these in large numbers.

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