Few days ago, I bought tahong (mussels) before the only dish I could cook using tahong was making soup with ginger, water and mustasa (mustard) as main ingredients. Now, I made three dishes out of 1kilo of tahong. So first, I cooked soup. Simply, sautée ginger and onion first and then add water. Wait for it to boil and then add your tahong. Wait for tahong to open then season with salt and pepper. Finally add mustasa, cover and wait for few minutes about 1-2 minutes. Turn off the fire. Serve while it is hot.
Second dish was Sauteed Mussels in Garlic and Butter. Here’s how heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Put 1-2 tbsp butter, melt. Sauté minced garlic until lightly browned. Saute chopped onions, until translucent. Add in the cleaned mussels. Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with chili flakes, I used chili powder. Stir fry until mussels starts to render juice and opens.
We have left over tahong from the soup I made, so I decided to bake it. Here’s how Baked mussels is done
Clean mussels thoroughly. Boil until the shells open in a pot with 2 cups of water. Drain and remove the top shell. arrange in a baking sheet. Melt ½ cup of butter in a sauce pan. Put in ¼ cup minced garlic and ¼ cup finely chopped flat parsley. (I don’t have parsley). Stir cook for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat. Scoop the butter mixture and put on top of each mussels. Top with grated cheese. Oven baked for 20 minutes.
Recipe adapted from #themommyiscooking instagram.