Gourmet Recipes for people who need to follow the Low Fodmap Diet and are also Lactose and Gluten Intolerant!
I am fortunate by design to live on an island where fresh seafood is abundant and safe to harvest, a short walk through the paddock to the beach takes me to a wild mussel bed where I can collect the largest and most delicious mussels I have ever found. The mussel bed is only accessible when there is a very low tide, which is probably why they are so large, the bay is full of different types of shell fish including oysters and it is a good fishing spot.
I love to collect my own food just before I cook it as the flavour is superior, after the mussels have been collected a quick detour to the vegetable garden to collect a few other fresh ingredients to make my dinner. The vegetables and herbs all have to be grown in a fenced off netted area as the local wildlife love to eat my fresh food before I can collect it myself. Not to be greedy, the orchard is available to all the birds and possums in the area and if a few of the 200 odd fruit trees in the orchard are not individually netted then the mountain parrots will knock off the entire crop before it is even ripe.
Mussels are a rich source of vitamin B12, Selenium, folate and Zinc
It is not generally recommended to collect shell fish today as the marine environment they grow in may be polluted and render them unsafe for consumption. Unless you are absolutely certain that it is safe to collect your own seafood, it is best to purchase molluscs from a reputable fishmonger.
The recipe for the mussel dish in the picture is on the Recipe page of this blog as well as this post
Recipe for Mussels Kilpatrick
For a main meal plate 12 of the mussels, top with parsley and a wedge of lemon, with a side dish of rocket salad with fresh gluten and lactose free fodmap friendly flat bread.