What to Cook?

Mussels
@thelme55 (56757)
Germany
November 17, 2020 9:33am CST
It is a depressing gray day today. It is only 12°C and cold. I am glad I don´t have to go out. I have planned to clean the living room window today and wash the curtains but the plan was changed. It seems the weather affects my mood of not cleaning the window. In an hour, I have to cook for dinner and I still don´t know what to cook. I just defroze the pork meat this morning and marinated it. I am thinking about how to cook it, Filipino, German or Chinese style dish. This should be with veggies. Ah well, I will decide when I am in the kitchen. Yesterday, I cooked mussels in a Filipino way. They were plenty for me to eat that I messaged my son if he wanted half of the mussels that I cooked. Gladfully, he said yes and he collected the food after his work. Do you like mussels? How do you cook them? Thanks for reading. I hope you have sunshine there where you are.
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@DianneN (204108)
• United States
17 Nov
My husband LOVES mussels, but I don't. He eats them when we go out for seafood dinners. There's a restaurant in Paris that only serves mussels and of course we had to go there for my husband. I ate a few and gave him all the rest. It was a good diet day.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
It is the other way around with us here. I love them but hubby doesn´t. I think I have seen that restaurant in Paris. Well, you really love your husband @DianneN and that is good.
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@DianneN (204108)
• United States
17 Nov
@thelme55 My husband doesn't like a lot of things that I love, so we are even. lol The name of that restaurant is on the tip of my tongue, but my mind is going. Thank you! We are a happy couple.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
@DianneN The same with me. I also forgot the name. My nieces wanted to eat snails in a restaurant in Paris but my sister and I said No way. So we ate in another restaurant. I am glad you are a happy couple. Well, I know that through your writing.
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@marlina (113003)
• Canada
17 Nov
Can not bring myself to eat mussel's, they turn me off
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
I can understand @marlina. Some food turns me off, too. Thank you.
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@marlina (113003)
• Canada
17 Nov
@thelme55 , Also, sushi, can't bring myself to eat those
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
@marlina I see. I eat sushi but not so fond of it.
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@Nakitakona (38430)
• Philippines
18 Nov
Oh yes they're my favorite. We call them here as "green shells". We boil them with a lemon grass, with veggies like moringa, raw banana, tomatoes and garlic and ginger.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
Yes, our mussels in Pinas are green. I love them too with lemongrass but I have not tried them with raw bananas. Thank you @Nakitakona
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18 Nov
@thelme55 street kids. Selling that shell and oyster for a low price. But I'm afraid where they get it You know Squatters area. Who lives near oceans , rivers and basin
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
@GodServantme I don´t buy them too as I don´t know where they got them. Very dangerous.
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@sophie09 (32175)
• Indonesia
18 Nov
we like to boil the mussles in a an indonesian special seasoning gravy
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
How do you cook them in the Indonesian way @sophie09? Thank you.
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@sophie09 (32175)
• Indonesia
18 Nov
@thelme55 super simple, first we have to stir fry the seasoning then when it is cooked, we add water to make it be gravy, then after it is boiling, we add the mussels and cook it until it is done
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
19 Nov
@sophie09 I am sure it is delicious. I wish I can try your food.
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@DocAndersen (30113)
• United States
17 Nov
i like them in a garlic sauce with pasta. yum!
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
Oh, yes! Without shells. I love them, too. Thanks @DocAndersen
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@DocAndersen (30113)
• United States
18 Nov
@thelme55 they are wonderful, although we do cook them sometimes with the shells.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
@DocAndersen I mostly cook them with shells. I think in the shells are the taste of the ocean.
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@shaggin (55349)
• United States
17 Nov
We are having snow flurries here and I’m hating it. It’s so chilly. I wanted to make meatballs and spaghetti for dinner tonight but I’m 1/4 shy on breadcrumbs so I will have to wait until I go out tomorrow to get some. I plan to make tuna helper tonight.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
I have heard about your snow there. A bit early, isn´t it? Spaghetti with meatballs is delicious. I hope you will be able to make it soon. Thank you @shaggin
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@shaggin (55349)
• United States
18 Nov
@thelme55 nope actually right on time. I’ve seen it snow much earlier in the year. It’s been a very warm October and November compared to usual.
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@Nevena83 (55603)
• Serbia
17 Nov
I never ate shellfish. What do they taste like?
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
@Nevena83 You can check it here
https://www.foodsharkmarfa.com/what-do-mussels-taste-like/
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@Nevena83 (55603)
• Serbia
17 Nov
@thelme55 Thank you.
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@jstory07 (97448)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Nov
I have never eaten mussels before. They do look really good.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
I see. I hope you can try them in the future. Thank you @jstory07
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• Philippines
18 Nov
I do! I like Baked mussels!
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
I am glad you like them @freelancermariagrace. Thank you.
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@ZedSmart (13854)
• Philippines
17 Nov
I love them in the paella.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
Yes, I love them in Paella, too @ZedSmart. Thank you.
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• Austin, Texas
17 Nov
One of my brothers (he passed away) was the seafood guy. He was good at cooking all kinds of seafood, including mussels. So if I ever ate them it was because I was over at his house enjoying a meal.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
Sorry about your brother @cmoneyspinner. I am sure you miss your bonding time together. Thank you.
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@NJChicaa (91758)
• United States
17 Nov
I love mussels!
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
I am glad you love it @NJChicaa. Thank you.
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@CarolDM (102792)
• United States
17 Nov
Never cared for mussels. I am sure you will think of something good. Sunshine here.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
I made pork steaks, Afritada (Filipino stew) and boiled rice for dinner. Thank you @CarolDM
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• India
17 Nov
I can relate. When it's cold I also prefer to stay easy. Have a great day
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
Thank you @Butterfingers
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@Hannihar (106358)
• Israel
18 Nov
By Thelma @thelme55 The weather can do that to a person affect their moods. I have never had mussels so do not know if would like them or not. Enjoy your meal whatever you make.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
I see. Thank you very much @Hannihar. I hope you have a nice Wednesday.
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@Hannihar (106358)
• Israel
19 Nov
@thelme55 Wednesday was fine, but, it is Thursday here and I was already out. There were some people out but not a lot thank heavens. You are welcome.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
19 Nov
@Hannihar I was also out today with my husband doing our weekly grocery shopping. I was also glad that not many people were shopping.
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@LindaOHio (51689)
• United States
17 Nov
I've never had mussels. My husband eats them. It is cloudy, cold and windy. We might get some snowflakes today. Brrrrr.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
My husband doesn´t eat mussels but our son. I have heard about the snow. I hope it is just snowflakes. Thank you @LindaOHio
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@LindaOHio (51689)
• United States
17 Nov
@thelme55 Right now it's making little snowballs outside. Brrrrrrr.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
17 Nov
@LindaOHio That sounds good to me but I can imagine how cold it is in your place.
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
24 Nov
Cold weather is not for busy day. I like mussels, sometimes just boil those and eat with peanut and pineapple sauce. Or put those mussels in spicy sauce. Mussels are heaven
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
24 Nov
That sounds good. I have not tried mussels with peanuts and pineapple juice. Thanks @Cheyee
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@Cheyee (3216)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
24 Nov
@thelme55 my grandma used to make that sauce. Sometimes I buy it, but the sauce tastes different
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
25 Nov
@Cheyee Store-bought sauce is very much different than a homemade sauce.
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@ShifaLk (18095)
• India
20 Nov
I don't know this food... My bro got pork yesterday and enjoying.. he loves it...
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
20 Nov
It is seafood. Don´t you have this in India? Thank you.
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@ShifaLk (18095)
• India
21 Nov
@thelme55 I think it must be there. But actually I don't eat seafood that's why don't know
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
21 Nov
@ShifaLk I see. Thanks for the info.
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@RebeccasFarm (12853)
• Denver, Colorado
20 Nov
I have never tasted mussels Thelma but I bet I would love them. Today it is sunny yes I hope you are enjoying your day.
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
21 Nov
I hope you will be able to try mussels in the future @RebeccasFarm. It was a foggy day today. I was cleaning the living room window with my hubby and then I hung the Christmas lights on. I will only put them on next Saturday, a day before the first Advent. Thank you and have a nice weekend.
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• Denver, Colorado
21 Nov
@thelme55 You too Thelma sounds like funThank you
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
21 Nov
@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
18 Nov
I love mussels--especially dipping bread in the sauce!! I make it a million different ways from garlic and oil to tomato sauce!
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
18 Nov
That´s great as you have a lot of variations on how to cook them @GreatMartin. I love to dip bread too when the mussels are cooked with tomato sauce. I eat boiled rice if I make the mussels in a Filipino way. Thank you.
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@GreatMartin (16742)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
19 Nov
@thelme55 Sometimes I will serve them on pasta!
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@thelme55 (56757)
• Germany
19 Nov
@GreatMartin They are also delicious in pasta.
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