Seafood lovers from coast to coast can appreciate just how tasty mussels really are. As fancy as they are, you might think that they take forever to cook, but this isn’t the case. You can steam them, stew them, grill them, or put them on skewers. These are just some of the ideas we can suggest, but that shouldn’t stop you from experimenting with these recipes and coming up with your own versions!
With Beer and Bacon
Beer and bacon make a wonderful accompaniment for almost anything. Mussels are no exception. Then once you’ve prepared a pot of mussels this way, don’t forget about the bread! Some crusty bread makes for a perfect dipping vehicle. For best results, use a sourdough boule as your bread of choice. Thinly chopped bacon, thinly sliced onion, and fresh mussels all combine into something truly magical. Don’t forget to add hot sauce, beer, and some green onions to boot!
With Chorizo Pappardelle
Another idea is to use chorizo pappardelle. A wonderful mussel sauce loaded with cream is also packed with garlic and shallots as well; basil, tarragon, and chorizo sausage are all part of the dish as well – especially if you use spicy sausage instead of mild. Pasta makes everything better, and using pappardelle could be a surprise for your taste buds if you’ve never tried it before – use it with steamed mussels to really make this dish stand out!
With Sweet Potato Curry
Sweet potatoes are a common sight throughout the fall months. Whether you want to turn them into pies or use them as a vessel for a concoction of cinnamon butter and marshmallow topping, they are bound to be absolutely delicious. Make this sweet potato curry as spicy as you dare – and then top it all off with a healthy serving of mussels!
Now that we are well into October, it’s time to bust out the sweaters, boots, and soups. One way to keep warm is with bouillabaisse, a French stew that unites all kinds of yummy seafood – such as clams, mussels, cod, and halibut.
With Fettuccini Noodles
As we mentioned with the pappardelle above, pasta is a fantastic accompaniment for almost any seafood dish. While you might be familiar with other types of protein (such as chicken or shrimp) being paired with fettuccine noodles, don’t be afraid to try something new! One dish that uses these noodles is called fettucini al profume di mare – clams, calamari, and mussels unite with white wine and garlic sauce to create something truly exceptional.
Com Get Lunch and Dinner at Costas Inn!
Your seafood destination carries more than just the best crabcakes around! We’ve got a wide variety of tantalizing lunch specials like doughboy pretzel bowls, oyster stew, jalapeno crab poppers, soft crab sandwiches, Cuban press sandwiches, steak quesadillas, tuna salad wraps, homemade rice pudding, steak specials on Wednesday nights, plus a rack of ribs paired with maple-glazed bacon that comes with mashed potatoes, gravy, and coleslaw!
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!