Posts Tagged “mussels”
So I stood in the Asian section of Whole Foods, looking for something like what I wanted, hoping that I would find something that worked. I wound up with plain old Japanese white miso shiro paste, which I suspect was no match for the complexity, pungency and heat that could have been provided by ssamiang, gochuiang, or denjang.
One of the magical things about mussels is that they actually release the sea right into the pot. They cook up in about five minutes. You can eat tons of them and not worry about gaining weight. One mussel has a mere 7 calories. Seven. That means you can eat two dozen meaty, juicy mussels and consume well under 200 calories – about the same as a dry, tasteless, skinless chicken breast. And it doesn’t hurt that you can get great mussels for about $5/pound.