It’s easy to savor big flavor with North America’s #1 mussel in the mix.1 That’s because they embody all that is unique and delicious about PEI. Our extra special merroir and ideal growing conditions create distinctive sweet flavor and tender textures that come directly from the waters in which the oysters are harvested. They’re pretty healthy to boot. These plump nutritional powerhouses are packed with vitamin C, lean protein, iron, antioxidants and omega-3s. So whether they’re simply steamed or in a classic recipe, you can feel good tasting, sharing and shell-ebrating PEI mussels.
It’s incredible how much flavor can come from something so simple. Check out this quick video to help you steam PEI mussels to perfection. Every. Single. Time.
Mussels that are open before cooking are most likely still alive. Give them a tap and wait for the shell to close. If it doesn’t close, discard it.
Fresh is best, especially when it comes to shellfish. When properly cared for, PEI mussels can live up to 14 days out of water. Follow these tips to keep your mussels safe and tasty.
It’s easy to cook your mussels to perfection IF you know where to begin. Undercooked mussels will stick to the sides of the shell. Overcook, and the mussel meat shrinks and becomes tough. This easy chart will help you get it right every time.
|WEIGHT||LIQUID||APPROX. COOK TIME|
|1 lb.||1/4 cup||4 to 5 mins.|
|2 lbs.||1/2 cup||5 to 6 mins.|
|5 lbs||1/2 cup||6 to 8 mins.|
|10 lbs||1 cup||8 to 10 mins.|
White wine is the most common cooking liquor, but PEI mussels are also super tasty cooked in red wine, light beer, and even tequila, vodka or sambuca. Not feeling the spirits? Water, apple juice, cider and root beer are great options too.
PEI mussels are clean tasting and free from grit, making them the perfect start or star of any meal.