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    I just had mussels for the first time and they were soooo good...just ate them plain, dipped in their own broth. They looked disgusting so I was a little scared, but I'm a big-time sushi connoisseur so I'm used to scary seafood lol. Anyone eat them any other way besides plain? I felt like they really didn't need anything. They were just a cheap kind from Fry's too...good stuff, guys

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    Cioppino... YUM! They are also used a lot in traditional Sicilian food... or at least in *my* family's traditional Sicilian food LOL But I have to admit, my favorite is your way.... lots of garlic and butter in the broth and YUMMO!

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    I love mussels! They're great steamed in coconut milk. Here is an example recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...lk-recipe.html (though I haven't cooked this exact one).

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    Mmmm, those both sound really good, especially the garlic! I wish I had more, I ate the whole box of them lol

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    The steamed mussels recipe in the free reader-created cookbook is pretty close to a dish my family makes, except there's no tomato. So it's garlic, white wine, well mostly that, hehe. Used to sop up the broth/brine with bread or rice, now I just drink it straight.

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    Garlic, Butter, & Chives

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    Ginger, garlic, chilies, coconut milk, fresh cilantro.

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    At the restaurant I used to work we served them in a compound Bagna cuda butter made with garlic, anchovies, chili peppers, parsley, and olive oil.

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    Cook in white wine covered till they open, toss in some seasoned tomatoes and eat once warm. Mussels are fantastic!
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    I do them this way. Beer once in a while, like this, is not going to hurt!

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