Steam some mussels in broth or wine, add some crusty bread and you have a perfect meal. But you also have a quotidian meal, and you've probably had it many times before. You can get more from these briny bivalves by broiling them under garlic-curry-bread-crumb butter, pickling them in pimentón-spiked vinegar and wrapping them in salty pancetta, to name just a few techniques. Here, seven clever new ways to cook mussels.
Crispy, briny and juicy, these ingenious mussels are a simple and unexpected dish, perfect for cocktail parties.
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These bright and tangy mussels are delicious with crusty bread.