What is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters, and Scallops?

When you’re on the fence about seafood to begin with, at first glance there is no difference between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops: they’re all an easy pass. But given a second chance and with...

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advice about eating mussels

by henri cat 11 years ago

When I lived in Maine, I was told that you shouldn't eat mussels that don't open when they are cooked, because that indicates that the mussel was dead before it was cooked. My husband disregards th...

Live, good mussels to cook at home, near Long Beach

by iheartcooking 4 years ago

I've got a pregnant craving!!! And there's no restaurants in the area that I trust to cook mussels for me the careful ways that I've read about on the Home Cooking threads. I think I can handle t...

Mussel pots near Union?

by julieapfel 4 years ago

Anyone know of a place in or around Union Sq that serves good mussel pots? I've been craving them! Thanks!

What are mussels like?

by Boychucker 10 years ago

I've always wanted to try mussels but think I might not like them. Are they similar to clams? Stronger flavor? Do you chew them or kind of swallow them whole? I'm just wondering if you can compare...

Mussels - Farmed vs Wild?

by madeliner 4 years ago

I just had wild mussels the other day and thought they were tastier than the pei mussels (which is usually all I can find) what is your choice when buying mussels? do you think there is a differ...

Leftover mussels

by Diane in Bexley 11 years ago

So I bought 2 lbs of farm raised mussels thinking I would serve them as appetizer for Sunday night supper. Sauteed shallots, leeks, little celery, added red wine, garlic and tomatoes, steamed to pe...

If you ever end up at The Stinking Rose ... [San Francisco]

by lmnopm 5 years ago

... I haven't set foot in there since early 1990-something. I never had any desire to return, but hey, it wasn't my birthday and I didn't choose the restaurant. So, 14 of us descended on the Stin...

bitter mussles

by stanislavski 4 years ago

just made pasta with frozen Chilean mussles. About half of the mussles tasted rather bitter. I used a bit of red wine while cooking (warming rather, since they are fully cooked in the package) Any ...

What can I do with this stuff?

by kimocat 5 years ago

While walking through a Sam's Club this week, a 3and 1/2 lb. bag of frozen seafood ended up in my cart. It is a mixture of shrimp, octopus, squid, mussels and surimi. Does anyone have any good re...

Frozen Mussels

by DaisyM 9 years ago

I've just found frozen, cleaned mussels. I know I can steam them in marinara or a wine sauce...but is there anything else interesting I can do with them. They cook up so quickly and are so sweet....

Where to go for moules et frites in Ghent, Belgium?

by iko.iko 5 years ago

Will be in Ghent,Belgium next week and have been told it is the best place in the world for moules et frites. Can someone please suggest a restaurant or two?

What Style of Beer Do You Use to Cook Mussels?

by Philly Ray 5 years ago

Do you use something with a strong flavor (like an IPA) or something mild so it doesn't overpower the flavor of the mussels? I remember using a bottle of Victory Summer Love once (described as a...

Who has the best mussels in Seattle ?

by Bethwick 9 years ago

Looking for Seattle restaurant recommendations of your favorite mussel dish.

Mussels not de-bearded?

by manku 5 years ago

I went to seafood place in North San Diego County, ordered some mussels and after eating a few noticed that the majority of them still had their "beards" attached. It was a first for me, and not r...

Will cooked mussels keep overnight?

by Justpaula 7 years ago

I made mussels in a white wine/butter/onion/garlic/herb sort of dish tonight. THere are lots leftover. Will they stay good for one night....if I heat them up in the liquid tomorrow for lunch?

What should I serve with mussels?

by TatyanaG 12 years ago

I'm making a batch of moules marinieres tomorrow night for my extended family, but don't know what would go well alongside the mussels. I don't want to do the boring-old fries. Anyone have any crea...

Clams and Mussels - What's the black stuff?

by NinjaDiner 11 years ago

I want to like shellfish, I really do, and I like to think I'm making a real effort of it. I have a hang-up, though; everytime I eat clams or mussels, I'm always acutely aware of some black organ i...

Mussel rocks near Monterey Bay or vicinity?

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by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

I'll be in the area for the holiday. Friday and saturday will be minus tides, good conditions for harvesting wild mussels. Any spots you can point me to? I called the harbormasters in Monterey a...

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