Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mussel Harvesting

My World for this week. Thanks to Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia
Erle w
ent out with a friend to help harvest some mussels from his mussel farm in the Port Underwood Sounds. He had to assist with lifting the ropes, that hang from the big black floats, stripping all the mussels from them, fortunately with a special machine, it is a dreadful hard job by hand, then sorting out the wild blue mussels from the good green lip ones. This was work he had never done so he found a few muscles of his own before they had finished the work. Good healthy work out on the big mussel harvester boat.
He came home with a big 25kg sack of delicious fresh mussels straight from the ocean. As I was working all day and the next day too I had to leave Erle to steam open all those shellfish, a big job, but by time I arrived home from work he had the majority all cooked, I just helped mix marinades and bag up some for freezing. Plus I helped by eating a few lovely hot freshly cooked mussels.
Ofcause we had a good feed of them for our meal. I did a tray full of half shell mussels drizzled with garlic butter and sprinkled with grated cheese and parsley, Yummy!
For tonight I made a curried coconut mussel mixture that I served over rice, this was extra good. All the omega 3 in the mussels will have us so healthy.
This recipe can be found on my other blog, HERE.

20 comments:

Jan said...

Glennis, that just sounds so marvellous, so delicious to have mussels galore, and I've only tasted them once in my life.

wenn said...

sounds yummy!

Marja said...

wow that looks good Yum We always ate heaps of mussels in Belgium were it is a specialty.

smallkucing said...

wow...fresh mussel. Hard to get over here.

Rainfield said...

I cannot stand reading further.

It sounds yummy.

Barbara said...

Oh Glennis I love it, this sounds so wonderful, such fun, we do not get mussels here but clams and crabs, not sure where we would have to go to get the mussels, love your blog girl, will be back and have added you as one of my favorite blogs at my site. Stop by for a visit too any time.
Hugs Barbara
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fufu said...

grill it!!! i love :)

Stephanie V said...

I love mussels. It's a pretty common food to get here but I never thought about how hard the harvesting might be.
BTW, I found a Jazz apple to buy yesterday...it was very nice and crunchy. I'd never seen one before. The Cox's Pippins are for future (very)cooking.

Cloudia said...

you made me taste the briny goodness!



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claude said...

My Chéri and I like very much to eat mussels. We can ccok them differently and that's very goooood !

Barb said...

I am keeping this news from my Husband - he LOVES mussels.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Glennis: What a neat story, it is something I know nothing about. Except the eating part and they are really good.

Bangchik said...

Mussels known here as "kupang"... yea.., we cant stop eating them. Nice!! ~bangchik

roughterrain crane said...

Your post made my mouth water.
Have a nice weekend!

Rosey Pollen said...

Perfectly delicious!
My son loves seafood but I never cook it for him because we live so far away from the ocean.

merike said...

Wow, wow, wow! Not exactly a Finnish meal but very luxurious! I used to eat mussels in Nice, France. http://kotiliesi.fi/ruoka/reseptit/sinisimpukat-moules-a-la-marniere

In fact the name is written marinière.
Mussels in the mariner's way or smth.

I'm sure you understand Finnish;)

Pooch Morning Glory said...

sounds completely mussel-icious !
~laura

Noelle said...

Your mussels sound absolutely delicious. How wonderful that you can also freeze them as well. I definitely have to try mussels sometime :-)

Jacob said...

I've never eaten mussels. But I'll take your word for their tastiness and Omega 3 benefits!

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