There are so much ways to cook mussels. I usually have ‘em marinated in lemon, buttered, steamed with sweet chili sauce or baked with garlic and cheese. Friday night, I went back to basics but with a little difference. Mom’s way is to sprinkle salt all over the mussels, shelled and all, and steam until cooked. I basically did the same but with a dash of pepper and a bit of presentation.
Salt and pepper
Arrange mussels in a steamable container and place on a steamer with boiling water. Steam for no longer than 3 minutes. Remember that mussels tend to become rubbery when overcooked. Discard unopened mussels. When cool enough, break off and discard a shell of each mussel and arrange all in a platter.
- Simply sprinkle salt and pepper all over (as shown).
- Pour sweet chili sauce over each serving.
- Sprinkle chopped garlic and melt butter over each mussel while hot.
Any way you want ‘em just as long as you serve immediately. Obviously, mine weren’t served right away. Picture-taking got in the way.