Summer in Manhattan can start to ware on a person after a while. To me, this oppressive heat is completely useless unless I am on a beach or by a pool (a mentality that I learned from my mom at an early age). However, in reality, I am in the concrete jungle/sauna/heat box that is Manhattan in August. Also, in the winter, the feeling of being stuck inside while a small blizzard is occurring out your window is enough to drive a sane person mad. The desire to be on a beach in the middle of Bora Bora often enters my mind…So in order to “cure” my desire to be at a beach, I decided I needed to cook a dish that reminded me of the beach and the summer so I decided on Mussels! I’ve never cooked with mussels and I was a little nervous at first to buy good muscles that wouldn’t give me food poisoning the next day. I hit up Whole Foods (aka Mecca) and found these great mussels - 2lbs for $5.99 - sold. Since the texture of mussels alone can start to make me a little queasy after half a dozen, I thought, why not make them into a stuffed mussel?!
Perfect dish for a party - impressive looking AND tasting!