Photo Friday – Green Lipped Mussels in Havelock, New Zealand

1 Feb

When Justin and I were living in NYC we spent many a Saturday afternoon sucking down gin martinis and eating mussels at a little restaurant just around the corner from our apartment.  Unfortunately, mussels aren’t usually in our backpacker budget, so we were thrilled to be passing through Havelock, New Zealand (the green lipped mussel capital of the world!) where mussels are a dime a dozen.  Ok, so not really a dime a dozen, but about $3.50 per kilo.  That’s $3.5 for more than two pounds of mussels.  Big ones.  Fresh ones.  Delicious ones.

We wasted no time hitting up the local vendors and were steaming up a massive batch for dinner at our campsite.  We may have done this for three nights in a row.  It was amazing.

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2 Responses to “Photo Friday – Green Lipped Mussels in Havelock, New Zealand”

  1. Rebecca February 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Green lipped muscles are my favourite, it’s the one thing I’ll give the Kiwis!

    • Ashley February 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

      We’ve eaten at least 5 kilos in the last few weeks…and we’re having more tonight…it’s gluttonous…

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