Monday, June 2, 2008

Beauduc Plage Moules









This is from Kate and James Omara and it is a fantastic idea!!


Fill a big garbage bag full of very dry pine needles gathered from the floor of a nearby forest.
Bring a square piece of wood about two feet by two feet and mark it off like an asterisk star.
Gather a bucket of mussels and keep them covered with seawater and have another bucket of
seawater nearby.
Bring several bottles of really great cheap white wine, a pound of creamy salty butter and a few loaves of sliced bread.
Now take your astrisk star board down to the edge of the water at the beach with everything.
Start in the center of the board and place the open side of the mussel skyward, one by one, until
the entire board is filled up and looks like a rosette. Do this as fast you can. As everyone is
placing the mussels, pour cold seawater over them to keep them fresh.
Pile the pine needles on top, light them from two sides and stand back.
When the fire dies down to nothing, rinse off the moules if you want or just eat them as is
(charcoal teeth) with your wine and bread slathered with butter. Throw away the shells that
didn’t open.
Throw the empty shells in the sea. Lean your board up against your shack, ready for next time.
Done.

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