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mussels must be spanky-clean?

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mussels must be spanky-clean?

a. galarneau | Jul 11, 2000 10:21 PM

I use the farm raised PEI ones, and it's a pain to scrape off all those little tiny adhesions on the outside of the shell in addition to pulling out the "beards."

A restaurant guy I know said he doesn't scrub 'em that much, just rinses 'em good in salt water.

Can anyone say from experience whether those little pimple-looking adhesions on the outside of the mussel shells make a difference in taste/cleanliness? I wouldn't worry except that I enjoy the sauce the shellfish are cooked in, of course.

Your thoughts?

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