Mussels in Belgium
I have just returned from Belgium bearing a special saucepan in which the national dish of steamed mussels can be cooked and served. Besides touring us all over their beautiful country, our Belgian hosts cooked us the traditional supper of moules (mussels) and frites (French fries) one evening. Our young friend Sofie made the frites in record time by cutting the potatoes in perfectly uniform sticks, then twice-frying them in her special frite pan. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Luc cleaned the mussels and took off any beards. He steamed them in 3 batches, using a different flavouring for each batch. I cannot believe it, but we ate 5 kilos of mussels, and I lost count of the number of delicious frites accompanied of course, with mayonnaise. For more cooking instruction and a recipe for Marinated Mussels, click on the Recipe Page.
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