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Smoked Mussels - why not!

millerbuilds

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Had some uncooked mussels left over from the dinner my wife made last night, since I had some extra coals from my smoke today... Why not try smoking them!

Made a sauce with:

- Butter

- EVOO

- White Wine

- Garlic

- Salt and Pepper

- Lemon Zest

Put the mussels directly on the grate with charcoal and some apple chips.



Smoke ON!

- Jason
 

smokeymose

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Sounds good, but how is the smoke going to get through the shells?
Just cook em in the sauce.
:drool
 

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DONE!

Wow, these turned out awesome!  The smoke flavor in the mussels was subtle but I would not want to much, the sauce was perfect and it made a great appetizer for me and my 5 year old son.

Simple easy dish for a quick snack or meal.




Smoke ON!

- Jason
 

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Sounds good, but how is the smoke going to get through the shells?
Just cook em in the sauce.
The smoke is subtle but there, I ran with quite a few chips, the meat is tender and absorbs the smoke as they open. 
 

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Why not? Because there mussels and there for disgusting!:biggrin:
Nothing wrong with trying if you like them,glad they turned out!Thumbs Up
 

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Why not? Because there mussels and there for disgusting!

Nothing wrong with trying if you like them,glad they turned out!
That is what my wife says... my 5 year old son thinks they are the greatest and almost as good as clams.

Smoke ON!

- Jason
 

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Very nice!

I love mussels!

Al
 

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The smoke is subtle but there, I ran with quite a few chips, the meat is tender and absorbs the smoke as they open. 
Since I have never actually cooked mussels, I didn't know they opened as they cooked.
 

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Since I have never actually cooked mussels, I didn't know they opened as they cooked.:icon_redface:
Yep they do. If they don't open when cooking don't eat that one!!!

Love mussels.

Gary
 

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Mussels are great smoked. When I lived at the coast I had a 1/4 mile of mussel beds right below my house. Five gallon bucket and a screw driver was all you needed to get a good meal! Cleaning the beards off takes a good scrubby and some beer though!
 

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Thanks for all of the comments!

Very grateful!

Smoke ON!

- Jason
 
 

lemans

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Omg . That looks delish. I made clams last weekend but smoked looks bettet
 

mike5051

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  Those mussels look great!  Thanks for the Q-view!

Mike
 

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Points for a great idea!

Disco
 

millerbuilds

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Thanks everyone!

The best part is that my 5 year old son loves them!

Smoke ON!
 

- Jason
 

smokeymose

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That IS cool. When I was a kid finding them in the creek I never dreamed anyone ate them...
 

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