Mussel Mytulis edulis

These low-cost, succulent shellfish are characterised by a fresh and distinct seafood flavour and are abundant around our coastal waters thanks to the increase in sustainable farming production.

Appearance

A pale pinkish-orange coloured meat contained within an elongated, asymmetrical blue-black shell.

Size

Various, generally sold in 1kg bags

Source

Sustainable rope-grown MSC certified mussels sourced from the Shetland Isles

Seasonality

All year round; best quality rope-grown October-July

Oil Content

Low

Price Guide

Low

Portion Size

Whole

Alternatives

Frozen mussel, clam

How To Cook

Steam (discard any which do not open)
The strong, earthy flavour of the meat is delicious with either creamy or spicy sauces. An essential ingredient in paella – other classic dishes being ‘Moules Marinière’ and ‘Moules Provençale’



Fish Fact

Not only are mussels the most environmentally sustainable shellfish, they also have the most impressive beneficial effects: great for the heart, brain and reducing arthritis inflammation. Mussels even contain levels of iron and folic acid to rival red meat.

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