Mussel Tacos

Mussel Tacos

I guess it is a little bit gratuitous to remove mussels from their shells for a recipe. I mean, they taste amazing in the shell and it is sort of a fun game to eat them, and on top of that the broth with a nice crusty piece of bread can be nectar of the gods when done right. While it was fun to try this recipe, I probably won’t be taking mussels out of their shells for a recipe again. These tacos were really great, don’t get me wrong, but it is just a lot of pointless added effort when I would be happy to just crack a beer and go to town on a pile of mussels. If you made these on a smaller scale as mini taco apps I think it would be more worth the effort.

Fresh Orecchiette with Apple, Kale, and Pomegranate

Fresh Orecchiette with Apple, Kale, and Pomegranate

Last year there was some rumblings that Top Chef might end up on Boston this season. Unfortunately this didn’t turn out to be true, but us Bostonians did get one pretty nice consolation, and her name is Kristen Kish. Kristen is a local chef that has been killing it on the show this season. She ended up getting kicked off a little prematurely, but then fought her way back into the competition by beating people week after week on Last Chance Kitchen. This coming Wednesday is the finale, and Kristen only has one more Chef to beat to win the whole thing. I had a few friends over this past week to watch the previous episode, and we ate a this meal that was inspired by the dish that got Kristen back into the competition.

Pomegranate Orange Salsa

Pomegranate Orange Salsa

The salsa of the month at Cafe Burrito in December is Pomegranate-Orange. The flavor and texture of this salsa is like none I have ever tasted before. The way the seeds pop in your mouth while you munch on a burrito is really a unique sensation! If you wanna try it, you better come in soon, because the distributor told me pomegranate season ends early this year and they don’t expect to have them in stock after Christmas.