Fresh mussels must always be purchased live to ensure freshness. There are approximately 25 mussels to a kilo.
Avoid any with damaged shells.
Mussels are best stored out of water and in the refrigerator.††Store for up to three days.††NEVER risk eating mussels if you suspect they might be off.
Tips & Tricks:
When eating mussels throw out any that have not opened during cooking.
Scrub thoroughly under running water and remove the beard (fibrous hair-like thread) that is attached. Mussels are cooked once their shells are opened.††Steam, poach, grill, bake or barbecue.
Avoid using too much liquid, allowing the mussels to cook in their own juices and retain their natural flavour.