Sometimes, it's good to show your mussels while cooking. No, not the Popeye muscles, but our small shelled, bearded friends from the sea. If you scrub them down and get them to open up, they're quite good company. During Monday morning's #weekendeats chat, some participants were brave enough to share their mussels. Here are the highlights:
Grek K, also known as @Geezshock on Twitter, shared a photo of his mussels from Hitchcock Restaurant in Seattle. The Rosso Wine Shop shared a photo of steamed mussels with passato di pomodoro, chilles and herbs from Osteria Mozza.
For mussels in a red sauce, Patricia Conte from the blog Grab a Plate shared a recipe for mussels marinara. If you prefer white, Jessica from Jessica's Gluten Dairy Free Kitchen shared a recipe for mussels and clams over linguine.
If we inspired you to mussel up your dinner tonight, here are a couple recipes to check out from the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen: