Do you like eating mussels? Here in Belgium they're HOT! Most of us can't wait until the new season (which is mostly around the end of June-beginning of July) begins, so we can have our portion of mussels Flemish way.
The best mussels come from just across the border, in Holland. I've eaten plenty of other mussels, but never I find them just as good as at home. We Flemish are the biggest consumer of these mussels.
How do we prepare these mussels? Well, you start by cleaning the mussels you bought. Normally they're pretty clean already, but best you rinse them twice. Then you cut a lot of onion and sellery. You take a very big pot, put it on the fire and let the mix of vegetables stew a while. Once they are ready, you take out some, then fill up your pot with mussels, put back the vegetables and season with lots of salt and pepper, even some chili pepper. Then you put back the lid and let the mussels cook for about 10 minutes.
Serve with fries, or just with plain bread. Smakelijk! (Do enjoy)