Just a trivia guys, don’t you know that mussels can move in the floors and walls of the bodes of water? They can do this by attaching and detaching byssal threads while under the water. Amazing, isn’t it?
What’s more amazing is that scientists have recently discovered that the sticky material that mussels use to attach themselves in the walls or floors contains bacteria-fighting substance and has healing properties. According to News Office, the scientists were able to produce creams that can heal wounds faster than any other medicinal aide.
That’s why for me, mussels are one of the most awesome sea foods. They are not just delicious, they are also cheap, abundant, easy to culture and has medicinal properties.
A recipe created by my sisters featured these fancy creatures. They steamed the mussels first and topped it with creamy cheese sauce. It’s quite different from baked tahong as, obviously, this recipe doesn’t require baking.
Mussel is definitely one of the most popular sea foods that Filipinos used to eat. Maybe, because of its price. A kilo of mussels can only cost P20-40 per kilo and you can even haggle with the sellers. I know this seller that when I’m about to buy some mussels to her, she will allow me to pick from her bucket without any charge.
One of the best ways to cook this is by steaming. I am really wondering why do the oldies call this process steam, but will never steam the mussels. In fact, we will boil the boil the mussels.
But, whatever the term is, I don’t care. Because, this is very delicious and the soup is one of the best.