Mussels: A Healthy, Sustainable & Easy to Prepare Food


Mussels are easy and affordable  to prepare.  Here’s a handy guide on how to cook mussels.

How to Choose Mussels

Cultivated mussels are thin, with light black-to-brown shells; they have higher meat content than wild mussels.

How to Cook Mussels

Before you start cooking, you should always give your mussels a quick rinse. Cultured blue mussels are pre-cleaned so that’s really all you need to do. 

Place a little bit of water in a pot, just ¼ cup is often enough to provide the steam. Note you should never boil mussels as you would pasta. Turn on your heat to high.


Add the mussels to the pot and  put on the lid. When the steam is coming out from under the lid, peak and if the  mussels are open they are done!


This will take 5 to 10 minutes depending on how much liquid you use, the strength of heat, the weight of the pot and the amount of mussels you have.


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