Mussels (Not from Brussels, but Belgian Anyway)
A favourite in any month that does not carry the letter 'R', once again, a typical dish from the north of Belgium and the south of Holland. Usually served with fries and a sourish salad dressing to dip the mussels in. It is a real get-together-in-the-kitchen-dish, as it is usually prepared in 3 or 4 batches every time in the same liquid, which gets better and better.
If you don't want to use wine, you can use the same amount of water, fish stock or light beer.