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Glen Moray Mussels With Cinnamon, Lemon, Marjoram & Migas

29th July 2020
Glen Moray mussels with cinnamon, lemon, marjoram, bay and migas and Glen Moray Port Cask Finish The Lossimonatta whisky cocktail.

Glen Moray Mussels with cinnamon, lemon, marjoram, bay and migas and Glen Moray Port Cask Finish The Lossimonatta whisky cocktail.

Glen Moray has teamed up with award winning chef Ben Tish to present ĎCask Storiesí which dives into the world of wood to explore the importance of cask flavour and character of their Glen Moray single malt whisky range.

Ben has created some top restaurant quality Glen Moray influenced food dishes and to wash them down Benís long standing head sommelier Julien Hennebelle has collaborated with him to create four long, refreshing Glen Moray cocktails.

Ben says: "Steamed mussels are a favourite of mine - evocative of summer holidays and research trips for restaurants and books. Iíll always have them on as a special at Norma my Sicilian restaurant. Tasting the port cask whisky instantly made me think of fresh, zingy, citrusy flavours and a definite note of cinnamon - and this dish came to mind. A version of a tapas dish I ate a few years back. Cooked, harbourside by Portuguese fisherman with the haul straight off the boat. The clever fisherman looking to make extra money with this side line. I was told the cinnamon came from the Arabic heritage running through the Mediterraneanís veins. You may think the cinnamon is an odd addition but it adds a subtle sweetness and warmth that works brilliantly with shellfish and the migas- which is a Portuguese and Spanish staple- essentially day old breadcrumbs fried in oil or fat to create an economical, crunchy, delicious treat. Sprinkled over the mussels at the end adds a delicious crunch. Needless to say get the freshest mussels you can find."


Glen Moray Mussels With Cinnamon, Lemon, Marjoram & Migas Recipe (Serves 4)

  • 500g fresh rope grown mussels, cleaned and bearded
    a large glass of white port
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Peeled zest of a lemon and its juice
  • A handful of fresh marjoram leaves
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 1 slice of day old sourdough bread, crusts removed and turned into breadcrumbs
  • Sea salt, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil for cooking
  • Firstly make the migas- simply fry the breadcrumbs, over a medium heat in olive oil until crisp and golden brown. Season well, drain and reserve.
    Heat a large pot (big enough for the mussels) over a high heat and add a lug of oil. when hot add the bay and cinnamon and then the mussels- immediately pour in the port and add the lemon zest. Cover the pot, shake and cook for 3 minutes or so until the mussels start to open. Now add the butter and cook for a further 3 minutes, covered. All the mussels will now be open and cooked (those that arenít discard). Spoon out the mussels into bowls and then reduce the reaming cooking liquor with the lemon juice by a third- this will thicken the sauce slightly. Spoon the liquor over the mussels and sprinkle over the marjoram and migas. Serve.

Glen Moray Port Cask Finish The Lossimonatta Cocktail Recipe

  • 50 ml Glen Moray Port Cask Finish
  • 50 ml fresh cranberry or raspberry juice
  • 10 ml cherry liqueur (such as Heering)
  • Sicilian lemonade
  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Mix the whisky and fruit juice together then top up with the lemonade.
  • Add the cherry liqueur to finish.

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    The combination of rich, salty cheese and sweet honey works perfectly with the Sherry Caskís notes. Reminiscent of the fried flowers served in every Spanish tapas bar over the summer months.

  • The Oloroso Breeze
    A long, delicious Mediterranean style drink, mixing Glen Moray Sherry Cask Finish, sherry vermouth and sparkling San Pellegrino Bitter Ė served with a slice of orange.


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If you fancy creating any of the food dishes or drinks you will find all the Glen Moray whiskies you will need available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

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