Stuffed Mussels

Preparation info
  • Makes


    appetizer servings or 4 main course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

When I went to art college in the west of Ireland, in County Sligo, there were often times when I had too much month left at the end of my money. Because I lived in a cottage on the coast, fortunately I was able to forage for a fair amount of food. There was “sea spinach,” a seaweed that was like nettles when cooked, blackberries, and nettles in season. I was able to catch the occasional rabbit or pheasant, too. But the most reliable source of food was the mussels that clung to the rocks in