January 12, 2007
Once A Week, Every Week
There are some foods that I eat so regularly that I forget other people might not and might therefore want to hear about them. At my house, every Friday is Fish Friday and every Fish Friday starts with an appetizer of mussels. As far as seafood goes, mussels are cheap and they’re easy and quick to prepare so there’s no reason for you not to be eating them more often. For the most part, we do mussels like this: steamed in white wine and then drenched in a sauce of melted butter, garlic and a little hot sauce. Delicious.
Some people don’t like seafood and unless you’re deathly allergic, (you poor souls) then I can see no reason for this dislike. I’ve heard some say that they don’t eat mussels because of the texture. To that I say Good! More mussels for me. My week in Cuba was a whole lot of more mussels for me! I couldn’t believe the people who didn’t like seafood, (and let me tell you, Cuba was the wrong place to be if seafood is not for you). But that was fine, it just meant I had twice as many mussels, shrimp, squid and lobster tails. I miss the little guys… every tasty morsel.
Yesterday I showed you the Cuban sun and blue skies, today I’m showing you the moon. It was almost like daylight it was so bright. Aside from the beauty factor, the extra light was great because it allowed me to avoid things like the bull that roamed around my villa at night. He seemed friendly enough, but considering his large horns I didn’t really want to trip over him, especially in any sort of rum induced state. Curiously enough I never saw him during the day. And don’t even try to tell me it was the rum that made me see Mr. Bull, because I was drinking it all day too, there’s nothing like a 9am pina colada…
Seafood + Mussels + Cuba