Fried Mussels in Marinade
Mussels have amazing nutritional properties. Remember that a steak or two is equivalent in protein to just over a dozen mussels. Inside the large, solid shell there is vitamin A, C, B-12, omega-3, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium. Other shellfish may even be more sought after. The mussel doesn't mind and waits in the great patience of its shell. If you didn't go for dinner yesterday or lunch today, it'll wait for your snack time, for a glass of beer or white wine, for a circle of friends, for lively conversation.
They spread out the red towel. The first to show off was the lobster, surrounded by crayfish. The spider crab twirled for attention and the crab went straight out to meet the fans. The clam and cockle rolled up in a mysterious dance step and introduced the cockle. Prawns and carabineers swept the crowd with charm. The mussels waited patiently for their turn, without vanity. They're fried! said the shellfish, smiling. Indeed they were fried! And very well fried: so all the guests stood up to applaud when the mussels came on stage.
Ilustração João Abel Mota
Texto Eugénio Roda