Mussels: delicious and easy to prepare. The best part is that no one ever thinks to make their own, so preparing this dish yourself is ultra-impressive! This recipe is fresh and a little tropical with the coconut and lime flavors. Grab a bunch from the Temple Bar Food Market or Marché Atwater. Dubliners, take a quick DART ride to Howth for the day and bring some mussels back with you!
Make sure to read our tips on dealing with mussels if you haven’t before.
For how good it is, bruschetta is easier than it should be. Honestly. Bread, tomato, garlic, olive oil, basil, mozzarella if you can find it. Something magical happens when you toast the bread and assemble the ingredients. Coming back from two weeks in Italy over Spring Break, I lived on bruschetta. It’s cheap. It’s delicious. And it’s pretty good for you, as far as a light lunch or snacks go. It’s perfect for entertaining, and the best way to use up some slightly stale bread.
Italian 101: In Italian, “ch” is pronounced like a “k” sound: bru-SKET-ta.