We have a friend we love dearly, who can trace his ancestors back to the Huguenots that settled in Franschoek. His great-great grandfather escaped from religious persecution in France with the family bible baked in a bread. He is one of our oldest friends and were delighted that he chose to spend this weekend with us.
It was the perfect day for a walk on the cliff paths and we spent the morning talking, taking photos, collecting mussels and enjoying nature. When we got back we had a braai. As a starter, Charl cleaned the mussels and put them in the weber for a few minutes. He made a sauce of fresh lemon, butter, onion and garlic, and herbs (garlic and herbs, parsley and sage and salt) which he zapped into the microvawe for a few minutes. He put the cooked mussels in a bowl and marinated them with the sauce, allowing it to stand for a few minutes.
I can honestly tell you that mussels made like this and fresh from the sea are absolutely heavenly. Well done my friend, and please come visit again soon. We wait in expectation of your next seafood, braaimaster delight.