Mussels are awesome. They’re briny and seafoody and delicious, they’re super easy to cook, they’re pretty cheap compared to other kinds of seafood, and they are REALLY versatile. I was born in and spent a lot of my childhood in Alaska, and occasionally we’d just pull them off the rocks and load them in a pot of chowder or something simple. Now that I live in land-locked Oklahoma, I don’t get to have that luxury but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them just as much!
John had never had steamed mussels with a side of crusty bread, so I decided that’s what we’d go with this time. There aren’t many things in this world better than dipping some good bread into the garlicky, lemony, briny liquid in the bottom of the bowl after you’ve scarfed those scrumptious shellfish! Few ingredients. UBER simple. If you like seafood you really owe it to yourself to try this if you can get a good source of fresh, LIVE mussels where you live. A good supermarket or a local fish market is your best bet. Continue reading