Atlantic Mussel

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Mytilus edulis

Characteristics

  • Approximate count is 21 to 28 per lb.
  • Live Atlantic mussels are packed in 5 lb. vexar bags
  • Harvest date and harvest area are listed on accompanying shellfish tag
  • Keep the accompanying shellfish tags on file for 90 days

Handling & Storage

  • Keep mussels chilled between 1° to 4°C
  • Store in non-airtight container in cooler, cover with a damp cloth
  • Discard any broken shells, and open mussels that do not close when lightly tapped
  • Minimum shelf life is 3 days from date of delivery
  • Scrub shells, and pull any remaining “beard” or byssus thread

Seasonal Availability

Available September to June

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Moderate flavour
  • Medium texture

Cooking Tips

  • Live product has superior texture compared to frozen
  • For best texture and clean, ocean crisp flavour, steam until just open
  • Overcooking can sometimes toughen and shrink the meat – don’t overcook!
  • Suggested appetizer portion is ½ lb., entrée portion is 1 lb.
  • Recipe: Grilled Mussel and Potato Salad

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