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Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« on: March 27, 2005, 09:15:35 AM »
A few pics of Framily members Pat and Jim Dick:

  • Jim & Tom in a marathon mussel eat-off.
  • Pat thinks it's hilarious.
  • Pat & Tom practice vocals.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2005, 09:44:35 AM »
Looks like you are all having a great time.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2005, 10:27:23 AM »
Yum.  We had  some New Zealand green mussels the other day.  Scrumptious.

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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005, 10:34:10 AM »
  • Pat & Tom practice vocals.

How come there's no sound track?  We expect an MPEG  ;D
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2005, 11:06:55 AM »
The fun was short lived Ron. The video from the karaoke machine qui displaying on the TV. Jim the technical analyst went to work. Chris snapped a photo of him crawling behind the TV, with his head sticking out one side and his feet sticking out the other. But it turned out to be a poor photo. I'll try to improve it up a little with Photoshop.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2005, 11:08:44 AM »
Peggy

We tried getting Jim to eat laverbred (seaweed), but he politely said "no thanks"  :)
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2005, 11:09:20 AM »
MPEG will wait for the barbershoppers at Moab (hint).
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2005, 12:28:59 PM »
MPEG will wait for the barbershoppers at Moab (hint).

Is this another attraction for the Moab rally? ??? ??? ???  singing by the Dicks and Jones. ??? ??? We are looking forward to it.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2005, 08:00:19 PM »
No Ron! It's a hint to Ned to get his barbershop voice in tune.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2005, 08:42:49 PM »
I doubt I can do baritone any longer, and certainly without music.  The vocal chords are quite rusty, but can handle a tenor after sufficient lubrication :)
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2005, 09:18:53 PM »
I'll have the music, so start oiling your larynx. I'll do base, and we also need the other two parts.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2005, 10:06:10 PM »
No Ron! It's a hint to Ned to get his barbershop voice in tune.

I was just about to thank you for offering. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2005, 04:38:07 PM »
My friend Margaret from Swansea usually serves that for Sunday breakfast when we stay with her.  We can usually manage a SMALL portion.



We tried getting Jim to eat laverbred (seaweed), but he politely said "no thanks"  :)
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2005, 07:01:14 PM »
LOL Peggy, I'm impressed. It's definitely an acquired taste.

For the benefit of others, here's more information on laverbred.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2005, 09:38:57 PM »
For the benefit of others, here's more information on laverbred.

That's what we call TMI  ::)
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2005, 06:41:50 PM »
Have had mussels, oysters, conch, clams, sand dollars, sea urchins and many other mollusks, but never cockles. What, if anything, can they be compared to?
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2005, 07:03:23 PM »
Karl

Cockles = baby clams (or close enough).
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2005, 10:12:11 PM »
Thanks Tom,
I'll have to try some if I ever run across them. Not too common around Wisconsin, but I do know a place in Milwaukee that would have them if anyone would. Sendick's on Downer. I'm sure Lorna knows the place well.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2005, 10:28:54 PM »
Karl

Just make sure you add a liberal helping of malt vinegar.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2005, 07:09:34 AM »
Never thought of that, but I do have a 2 good recipes; one for New Zealand mussels and another for Oysters Rockefeller if you're interested.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2005, 08:08:50 AM »
Hey Karl, go ahead and post those recipes. I'll pass them along to the chef. Thanks.

BTW the malt vinegar is only for the cockles, not the mussels, although I see no reason why it couldn't be used with both.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2005, 08:26:46 AM »
Tom,
I will post them. Do you just steam them or bread and fry them, or what? The old Howard Johnson's used to serve all-you-could-eat fried clams that were out of this world. I once made calamari (squid), cut into narrow circles, breaded and deep fried, but neglected to remove the skin. Ended up with very nice tasting rubber bands! :-\
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2005, 08:34:02 AM »
The chef merely boils them until the shells open. Cockles, of course, really need to be eaten with laverbred, a Welshman's staple.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2005, 04:07:17 PM »
Tom,
Here's the recipe for Oysters Rockefeller.
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2005, 04:11:09 PM »
Thanks Karl, sounds really yummy. I'll pass it along to the chef. Is this one of your own recipes, or borrowed from a published source?
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Re: Cockles and mussels and karaoke
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2005, 04:18:12 PM »
Tom,
It's my own variation on a theme. There are several different ways to make them but, like the Hollandaise, the technique is as important as the ingredients. That being said, all too often the Hollandaise you're served is too sour; my way gives the acetic acid taste without the pucker factor. :)
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