Tahong or mussels are not a regular thing in our house. It is not grown locally and we have to import them from the main islands. So we love them when we get them. For some reason, they taste very homey, and because of their mild  “ocean” flavor, it makes an excellent addition to many dishes. On their own, they are delicious and pairs well with a bottle or two of cold beer.

I cooked this buttered tahong before lunch but it was actually gone before we had lunch. I toasted some bread and dipping it on the sauce was such a happy thing for my endorphins.