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Mussels - What Is The Proper Eating Etiquette?

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Mussels - What Is The Proper Eating Etiquette?

monavano | Feb 28, 2011 01:53 PM

After reading the thread about double-dipping, it reminded me of how I get a bit flumoxed when I eat mussels (which I am new to-relatively speaking), which is usually with my DH who is equally as clueless.
I use the little fork, if given, and discard the shells into another bowl. So far, I'm good, but I've got a few questions for you CH'ers.
Do you eat them out of the serving bowl one at a time or do you transfer a couple to an app. plate? I've only been given plates, not little bowls, for sharing.
How do you avoid losing all the lovely liquor and sauce if you do transfer? (this one is really important!)
Does the mussel bowl become a communal (not double) dipping bowl with for the (hopefully) good bread?
Does anyone use the mussel shell as a utensil for eating?

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