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Scottish Fish Food Ideas Mussel Brose Recipe
Mussels are a seafood similar to clams, oysters, squid etc and they are used in this recipe to add flavour and texture to a thick brose.Brose is a uniquely Scottish dish which is thick and soup like, which will satisfy all but the most hungry .
Ingredients: 2 pints mussels
3/4 pint water
8 fl oz milk
1 small finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons toasted oatmeal
Seasoning (Salt & pepper)
Single cream, 3-4 fl oz (optional according to taste)
Method: Wash and scrub the mussels under cold running water. Discard any which do not close when tapped or whose shell appears damaged. Remove the beards. Place in a large pan along with the water and simmer gently until all the mussels are open. Again, discard any, which do not open.
Strain the mussels but keep the liquid. Shell the mussels and place in a dish. In a pan, add the milk to the liquid along with the chopped onion and the mussel liquid. Season if required. Heat gently but do NOT allow to boil. Add the shelled mussels back to the pan.
If the oatmeal is not already toasted spread the raw oatmeal thinly on a sheet of silver foil and place under a warm grill. Take care that it does not burn. Once this is done, place the oatmeal in a bowl, and pour approx. 1/2 pint of the liquid into it. Stir quickly to mix well (it is likely that the oatmeal will form into small lumps/balls). Add these "lumps" to the warm liquid and serve whilst still warm.
If required/to personal taste, the cream can be added just before serving. This will give a richer, creamier soup.
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