My World for this week. Thanks to Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia
Erle went 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.