THE SOCIAL SHELL
Prince Edward Island Mussels & Oysters
Sustainable. World-Renowned. As Nature Intended.
Love ordering mussels and oysters when you’re dining out, but find the idea of preparing them yourself a little intimidating? We hear you and we got you.
Here at The Social Shell, you’ll find easy, flavourful recipes and pro tips that’ll have you shucking, debearding, and serving up a feed of mussels and oysters in no time!
Wondering how we know so much about these gems of the sea?
Well, here on Prince Edward Island, Canada’s Food Island, we’ve been sharing our world-famous mussels and oysters for over two centuries! The Social Shell is where we celebrate what makes our PEI oysters and mussels so spe-shell. We hope you’ll join the fun and help us shell-ebrate the tastiest oysters and mussels in the world!
Mussels for Muscles
Small-but-mighty blue mussels are packed full of flavour AND good for you.
Every bite serves up a sweet, mild taste of the ocean and an abundance of nutrients. Mussels are rich in lean protein, omega-3s, iron, antioxidants, vitamin B12, and vitamin C.
Low in calories and nutrient-dense, they’re the perfect accompaniment to any meal or occasion. With so many ways to prepare and enjoy mussels, healthy eating is an easy, delectable adventure every time!
Oysters are “Nature’s Multivitamin”
Once you’ve mastered the art of shucking them, the world is literally your oyster!
The infatuation with these crustaceans is surely due to their unique flavour profile, but did you know oysters also punch above their weight nutritionally? In fact, their high levels of iron, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin D, B12 and magnesium have earned them the well-deserved nickname, “nature’s multivitamin”.
Versatile, healthy for you (and the ecosystem), and incredibly delicious, oysters are a ‘must’ at any occasion, whether it be a backyard BBQ, classy dinner party, or romantic picnic for two.
Check out (and register for) our Prince Edward Island events. From shucking tutorials to live cooking demos, virtual tours of the island’s oyster and mussel operations and virtual happy hours, there’s tons of fun to be had—and mussels and oysters to be enjoyed!
Looking to boost immunity and flex your mussels in the New Year?
Friday Jan 07 2022 @ 11 am EST /12 noon AST
Watch our Facebook live with Chef Ilona Daniel and Dietitian Crystal MacGregor as they will discuss food, diet and health. You will discover the benefits of mussels and oysters, along with easy homemade recipes.