Mussels at Home
I went to a birthday lunch for a dear friend yesterday. All the guests were vaccinated and it was, for each of us, the first time dining in a restaurant with a group. The awkwardness of reemergence was a hot topic and it’s real — I felt completely out of social practice. However, good food and great friends were the perfect excuse to get back out there.
Like many, I cooked at home almost exclusively this past year, but I did not make mussels. They’re one of my all-time favorite dishes, and when on the menu, I order them. They were an extra treat yesterday since I haven’t had them in ages. Even though I’ve posted on mussels before, I’ve yet to make them myself. There’s a simple recipe in Soupology that looks easy and delicious.
p.s. I made the Thai mussels below for lunch today 4/20 — so easy!
Looking forward to exploring this cookbook!
Ina Garden’s French Mussel Bisque is divine. I use coconut milk in place of the heavy cream. Delicious.
I’ve also followed Ina Garten’s recipe but funnily enough mussels are the one shellfish I find foolproof at home. A base, a broth, a spice and a baguette. You can do it!
But Preston, what did you wear yesterday for your lovely outing? 🙂 I think we all need some inspo for this new world of possible outings coming to us this spring.
After trying on a few new things, I played it safe and wore an aRossGirl x Soler dress and Cecilie Bahnsen vest. Comfortable armor.
I also love mussels…we were talking about them recently after watching them being prepared on “The Kitchen” on the Food Network! I have made them at home many times, but looking forward to ordering them in a restaurant again.
Butter, white wine & garden herbs, voila! But I agree so much better to have them served to you in a restaurant!
Saw Heathers post and your ladies luncheon looked like fun. I see Santal 33 is her go to. So that brings me back to perfume, yet again, I love it too and wonder if it was one that you sampled also?
Congratulations! Those look wonderful.