We are clearly hitting the big time, because today Cowtrails and Pony Tales will be featuring a guest blogger.
This is a recipe that came from Taylor, our unrelated family member who was visiting last week from PEI.
I have never attempted to cook mussels before, because being a prairie girl, they look a bit weird and smell a bit different and I was pretty sure I would food poison anyone in my attempts to learn to cook them.
Turns out it’s really no big deal….here’s the recipe:
All the ingredients: mussels, carrots, onions, fresh garlic, Montreal steak spice, and 1/2 bottle of beer.
What it should look like prior to cooking. Mix all in a large pot, bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
What it should look like during the cooking process.
Ready to eat!
I got to the lake after Taylor and our son had cooked up this feast, so had it cold out of the fridge. I have to say, even at 11:00 PM and cold out of the fridge this was really delicious.
I shared it with some other family who were visiting. Our cousin Dominica is also from the Maritimes and is a very talented and passionate cook. She loved it as well!
It was 11:30 PM and Dominica and I were in the kitchen making Tiramisu, drinking wine, (actually Dominica was making Tiramisu and I was mostly just drinking wine ),and furtively eating the mussels behind the counter so that no one would see us and ask us to share.
I have no idea of what possessed her to look, but Dominica discovered that the PEI mussels had been packaged at our grocery store in Alberta 10 days before……..
I instantly had a belly ache, but we finished eating them anyway and I am very pleased to announce that there were no adverse side effects to eating the very very old mussels. Maybe the wine helped.
It was delicious, and I can’t wait to try to cook them myself. Maybe tonight!
Taylor went back to PEI this morning. We miss him already.