Crumbed Mussels

This post is written in partnership with Roza’s Gourmet Sauces.

crumbed musselsWe’re so lucky to live where we do. If we ever feel the need for fresh seafood on a budget, J just jumps in his kayak (which he loves) and heads out to harvest mussels off the jetty. It’s one of the achievable things in a sea of out of reach goals of our ‘simple’ life style.

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed of late. We’ve been in our house for not quite three months and have just started working on our garden.  I feel as though I’m drowning in an ocean of ideas of how I would like to live and what I want to be doing, all of which feel so unreachable.

But one little luxury, such a simple act of ‘hunting and gathering’ keeps me grounded.  It makes me realise that each step makes up the journey, that as long as we keep collecting mussels, we’re on the road to something special.

crumbed mussels roza's sauceAnd these mussels really are special. The perfect bar/beer snack, great addition to a seafood feast or even a nibbles platter.

What brings you back to your ideals?  Any tips to control a full and wondering mind?

Crumbed Mussels
Author: Clare Reilly
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  • 1 kg mussels
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup panko or homemade bread crumbs
  • frying oil (use a heat tolerant oil like Coconut, macadamia or ghee)
  1. Steam mussels until open.
  2. De-shell and de-beard mussels, discard.
  3. Coat mussels in flour, then egg and finally bread crumbs.
  4. Heat oil until bubbles come around when a wooden spoon is pressed into the oil.
  5. Fry in batches until golden.
  6. Cool on paper towel.
  7. Serve with [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Roza’s Gourment Sauces European Tartare[/url]


7 thoughts on “Crumbed Mussels

  1. Local mussels! You are so lucky. one of my fav foods.

    My tip is to remember you have a lifetime to fulfill your goals/dreams. Most of my goals sit on the back burner waiting their turn. There’s only so much we can do at any one point in time.

    Enjoy those mussels 🙂

  2. I love this post!
    A full and wondering mind is an awesome thing. Why tame it?
    What seems unreachable today is an inch closer tomorrow. Two years ago you would never have believed you could create a little human or build a home. It’s the wondering and the thinking and the dreaming that make it happen, that fuel the journey. x

    1. Thanks Sheryl. I feel like my mind is so full that even I can’t keep up. Your comment was lovely! Thank you for taking the time. You’ve got me all choked up.

  3. Embrace those big ideas! Get yourself a very special book. Decorate it, even. Then write all those ideas down. There will come a day when you’ll be able to make them happen… or perhaps they’ll spark other ideas further down the track.
    Enjoy those mussels! Yum!

    1. Thanks so much Sam! I love your idea of getting a special book to record and not forget any of these crazy ideas I’m having.

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