The Rias Galegas region is one of the most important repositories of phytoplankton in the world and one of the best places to cultivate mussels. These farmed mussels come from the Galician Rias D.O.P. The seed is cultivated on ropes suspended from batea, rafts of eucalyptus lattice, for a year until they reach harvest size. These premium mussels are lightly fried and packed in the typical regional sauce made with vinegar and a paprika marinade.
APPLICATIONS: Serve more elaborately bruschetta style. Start with toasted baguette rubbed with a clove of garlic. Use the packing oil, artichoke cream, tapenade, aioli or chipotle mayonnaise as a spread. Garnish with strips of roasted pepper, sun dried tomato and fresh herbs of choice.