Monday, October 10, 2005

Mussel Beach

Tasty morsels those mussels. Easy pickings at low tide. The beach is covered with them. An adventure in eating. Since the beach isn't tested for Paralyctic Shellfish Poisoning the FishTaxi tests for it herself. I'll eat 3 mussels and if I don't die and/or show signs of PSP in 15 minutes then I figure its okay to eat more. Let it be known that where I live there isn't a problem with Red Tide. Its more of an Alaskan problem in the southeast and not in Prince William Sound. The hard part is waiting the 15 minutes because they are so good. Its fun to take visitors on this food adventure. Most are scared to death but the hardy enjoy foraging the beach and picking the fresh mussels to bring home to cook up with butter & garlic & eat. Little Sistor can't wait either!


Heidi said...

EWWWWW...mussels..yuck...another insect of the sea. :) I am probably the only Alaskan that WON'T eat the seafood. They are fun to crunch when you are walking on the beach.

FishTaxi said...

All the more for the rest of us then! GRIN!