Mussels: the tree of the sea

Jun 11, 2021

The mussel lends itself to a thousand recipes, it is well known, and it loves French fries – and so do the Belgians (!). But there are several other possibilities with the ingredients below, not to mention the fact that, when it is a bit iodized, this flavour can be magnified by cooking it with foods rich in pinene, which has the power to sublimate iodine. This is the case with saffron, thyme and young cedar shoots reduced to powder.

Complementary Ingredients

  • Toasted almond
  • Basil
  • Cabbage
  • Cucumber
  • Tarragon
  • Fennel
  • Paprika
  • Yellow apple
  • Rice
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

Wine & Complementary Drinks

  • IPA beer
  • Rosé Champagne
  • Muscadet
  • Pastis
  • Sauvignon blanc

More to discover in the book Taste Buds and Molecules.


Discover the aromatic recipes on the website: by Francois Chartier.