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Mussel Recipe Created To Celebrate Scottish F&D

by 5m Editor
6 September 2011, at 1:00am

SCOTLAND, UK - A special menu dish highlighting the quality of Scottish rope-grown musselsand other seafood found around Scotland's shores has been specially createdby the Mussel Inn restaurant in Glasgow and Edinburgh to celebrate ScottishFood and Drink (F&D) Fortnight.

Matt Johansson of the Mussel Inn devised the Mini Seafood Platter dish so as to showcase the vast array of quality seafood that Scotland has to offer.

Using rope-grown mussels supplied by farms belonging to the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG), the Mini Seafood Platter also features coley, seabass, prawns and scallops, which are cooked in an intricate recipe that includes crme fraiche, white wine and tarragon.

Matt Johannson said: Scotland offers some of the best seafood in the world and we therefore thought it would be entirely appropriate to create this new recipe for Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

Stephen Cameron, the managing director of SSMG, said: Mussels are fantastic quality at this time of year and taste superb, so we are delighted that Matt has come up with this exciting new dish that highlights the very best of Scottish seafood."

We are enjoying a boom in sales at the moment because consumers are increasingly recognising the versatility of mussels in the kitchen. They are easy to cook and are also very healthy to eat being low in calories and fat.

The Mini Seafood Platter will be on the lunch menu (9.95 including a glass of wine) of the Mussel Inn in Glasgow (Hope Street) and Edinburgh (Rose Street) over Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (3 to 18 September).

The recipe can be viewed on the SSMG website, www.scottishshellfish.co.uk

5m Editor