I learned at the age of 13 that I have an Allergy to Shellfish which meant that I can no longer eat Shrimp or Crab Cakes (in which I used to absolutely LOVE)!
I’ve NEVER experienced Lobster, and have been longing to indulge in a Lobster Tail my entire adult life but, can’t due to my allergy.
Since my 40th Birthday which was exactly 1 week ago.. I’ve been on a Journey of Self Discovery. I’m learning who I really am, what I enjoy, what I no longer enjoy, and ultimately working on the person that I want to be from here on out. I’m trying new things like Meditating Everyday (10 minutes a day).. Reading New Books.. Blogging ;).. and Cooking.. trying recipes of foods that I’ve never eaten or would’ve never thought of experiencing. Which brings me to my recent experience… Mussels.
I did a little research online learning that I’m not allergic to all Shellfish, only to Crustaceans (Shrimp, Lobster, and Crab) however, I am not allergic to Oysters which are Shellfish but, fall under the Mollusk Family (Oysters, Scallops, Mussels, and Clams).
I told my dear friend and co-worker Jazzmin (aka Ms. Carrie Snaxshaw) Food Blogger/Co-owner Snax N The City.. that I’ve been wanting to try Mussels and Scallops for my birthday, and because she’s such an awesome friend… she told me that I should… not because she’s a bad influence and wants to sit in the ER with me (I know that she totally would) but, because “She loves them” and they’re so good! 🙂
Last night.. I felt brave enough to try them.
I found a recipe online:
gave it a try…
I didn’t do anything fancy.. I simply added the garlic, butter, black pepper, and wine . Made a mess of my stove as you can see in the pic. I put them on a plate and poured a glass of wine.
End result… they were absolutely Fabu’ licious! Simply Amazing!!!
The Best part… No Emergency Room Visit for Me.
This was overall a great experience and makes me look forward to trying new food. Please come back to see what new thing I’m doing. 🙂
Until next time…