What Is the Difference Between Clams, Mussels, Oysters & Scallops?

If you're new to eating seafood, you might be wondering about the differences between clams, mussels, oysters, and scallops. Worry not, we've got the skinny on all of these satisfying shellfish. When...

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Mussels Mystery

by munchkin1 5 years ago

I absolutely love them and used to order them all the time. The first (and subsequently only) time I made them at home I became violently ill. I tend to think I did not prepare them properly. Anoth...

pairing with mussels and frites?

by polly parker 14 years ago

What is a good wine to pair with this food? also, roasted chicken? what is a good pairing for (in general) french rustic fare? i figure the mussels call for a white of some kind, maybe a ... c...

mussels, belgian mussels!

by notjustastomach 6 years ago

Brabant used to be a favorite go-to meeting place for a good friend of mine, a Belgian, and myself. A joyful and relaxed evening of eating mussels and drinking Belgian beer. Now that Brabant is no ...

Beards and Barnicles

by RoRade 6 years ago

Do you think it's acceptable or safe for that matter to find beards and a Barnicles INSIDE a mussel? i was served these mussels in a restaurant with a pasta dish, pretty disguised. ..

advice about eating mussels

by henri cat 13 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 6 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 6 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 12 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 6 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 12 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 7 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 6 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 6 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 10 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 6 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 6 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 11 years ago

Looking for Seattle restaurant recommendations of your favorite mussel dish.

Mussels not de-bearded?

by manku 6 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 8 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 14 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...

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