Wednesday, September 03, 2008

G = Grilled Mussels



Grilled Mussels

My Aunt Mary and her husband Uncle Arthur are caretakers of a fish cage in Bolinao, Pangasinan, and because of it, the population of mussels and oysters doubled (and tripled) in no time. When mom and I went there for a vacation last July, the driver had a pleasurable time getting some mussels that thrive in the plastic drums that acted as a floating device for the small hut in between the fish cages.

Normally, my Aunt would drop a rope and wait until the mussels attach to it, and because neither her nor her husband knew how to dive without proper gear, they weren't able to harvest the mussels attached to the inner part of the drums. The driver (he said) grew up near the water, too, and because he now lives in the city, he missed diving so much that he went from one drum to another to gather the mussels. On that day, we were set to go to a beach house to enjoy the sea and the sands, and he wanted to have some grilled mussels for lunch.

Believe it or not, he gathered half a sack of mussels that time! Very fresh seafood doesn't really need any seasonings at all, we just line up the mussels in the grill and wait for it to open up. Each one of us prefer our own dippings, but personally, I preferred dipping it on spicy vinegar. Ummm yum!

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16 comments:

Anu said...

Yummy, what a choice for 'G'.
Fantastic photo of the 'Grilled Mussels'.
You sure have a great time at your aunt's place.
My 'G' here
Gateway Of India

leslie said...

Gee, I've never heard of grilling mussels as we usually have them steamed here. But grilled sounds delish!!!

photowannabe said...

Sorry they aren't something I like but I have never had them fresh on the grill. Nice picture. The shells are pretty colors.

mrsnesbitt said...

I've never heard of grilled mussels. We learn so much each week.
Thanks for sharing!
Dxx

gaz said...

i don't do mussels, ack!

AphotoAday said...

Those look delicious...
I'm definitely hungry now...
yum...

Kim from Hiraeth said...

MMMmmm. The photo is beautiful and very tempting!

nina said...

Looks delicious!

magiceye said...

wow! brilliant picture!
looks like you had a Grilling Great time!

G is for Ganpati Bappa Morya! To find out what it means click here

Tommy V said...

mmmm I would like to try one of those. Great "G"

Reader Wil said...

Wow! I love mussles and was once on a fishing trip from Zierikzee to Yrseke and back. We caught a lot of mussles, but also their enemy: the starfish. Great post!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

wow.. I have never heard about Grilled mussels before! Have a nice day!

Bear Naked said...

Those Grilled mussels are a Great choice for the letter G.
Love the colours.

Bear((( )))

janeser28 said...

wow!!!i feel hungry now!!!i love seafoods!!lucky you!!

babooshka said...

I'll have to pass, but interesting choice

Rinkly Rimes said...

I've just said 'Ouch!' Surely the shells spring open with a snap (and a swear-word!) when the shells get hot! I'm about to report you to the Mussel Safety Organisation! Question: would a mussel rather be boiled or grilled?

 
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