My trip to the Farmer's Market@116th St dictated tonight's dinner. The fish monger Pura Vida Fisheries was there. Just off the boat, I bought Mussels & Scallops. Then I walked down half a block to see Barbara at Buon Pane, she is my Foccacia friend, and she gave me a beautiful french roll when I bought my lunch. I knew that at home I had a lovely bottle of Muscadet from the Loire, so the time was right.
This is a four star shellfish wine. It is dry, a little crisp, but becomes sweet when I drink it while eating the panko crusted, blackened Old Bay Seasoned Lemon scallops. Sublime.
I steamed the mussels a la style Belgique (I lived in Belgium) easy, and yummy. Perfect.
I also made a Caesar Salad to see how the wine went with Salad, and yes - it works
Scallops baked in Panko breadcrumbs with lemon, butter and parsley
Mussels steamed in wine with Shallots, parsley, thyme, butter, leeks and bay leaf