I'm Eating What?! Smoked Mussels in a Can
Photo by Riki Altman
After trying the smoked eel last week, nothing was gonna stop me from prying open a can of smoked mussels next. But after seeing the orangey-green oily film on the peeled-back lid, my enthusiasm was put on pause. Sure, the sound of the top popping and the "pssshhhhttt" pulling sound made my heart leap with anticipation, but there was something unsettling about seeing those 16 cozily tucked bivalves swimming in a fluid that even Benjamin Moore's color experts couldn't describe. Additionally, each little mussel had a tiny pool of yellow oil
collecting just above its head. Or was that its butt? Hard to tell.
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