debeard

debeard

(diːˈbɪəd)
vb (tr)
(Cookery) to remove the beard or thready tuft from (someone or something)
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Salt and freshly ground black pepper METHOD Debeard the mussels and rinse in cold water a couple of times.
We know about one such incident from a solicitor (striapchii) of the Valdaiskii-Iverskii Monastery who reported that when Peter feasted in Novgorod on 7 October 1701 on the occasion of Sergei Lapshinskii's name day, he took it upon himself to debeard many of the guests in attendance, including Savva Borovitinov, an employee of the Novgorod metropolitan; the solicitor Iakov Lapshinskii; and the local nobleman Bogdan Neleelov.
2 Prepare the mussels: scrub and debeard them, then tap any open ones against the side of the sink.
In addition, the section entitled aFish Basics for Greenhorns: Tips, Techniques and Termsa offers helpful tips like how to tell when a fish is done, how to gut, skin, and debone a fish, or how to debeard mussels.