Saturday, March 12, 2011

Baked Tahong

If you are like me who lives with individuals whose palettes are dissimilar to each other you need to learn to tweak your recipes to suit everyone’s taste buds.

Today I made baked tahong two ways.  The “old man” believes that cheese should only be eaten with bread and maybe with pasta, while the “little ones” love to eat anything topped with melted cheese. 

This is how the "little ones" like their's.

This is the way the "old man" prefers his baked tahong.

You will need the following:

1 kilo tahong (mussels)
½ cup softened butter
8 cloves of minced garlic
1 cup grated quickmelt cheese

1.      Boil a pot of water then add the tahong, cook until the shells open.  Then drain and let it cool.
2.      When the tahong has cooled down remove the other half of the shell and arrange on a dish.

With cheese version
1.      Combine the softened butter with the minced garlic.  Then place on top of each tahong about a teaspoon of the garlic-butter mixture. Top with cheese.
2.      Place the tahong in an oven or toaster and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Without cheese version
  1. Melt the butter in a pan then add the garlic.  Cook until fragrant, make sure you don’t burn the garlic.  The garlic should still be soft.
  2. Put a teaspoon of the melted butter-garlic mixture on top of each tahong.  Then place in the oven or toaster for about 15 to 20 minutes.

If you don’t have an oven or a toaster you can use the microwave.  Just place the setting on high and cook for 5 minutes.

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