Breaded and fried. Served with croutons. Or steamed and swimming in a briny sauce – like this recipe for mussels in red curry broth. There are many fabulous ways to enjoy your bivalves.
If you don’t normally eat things with shells, mussels may seem intimidating. But they make for nutritious (and delicious) fast food. Cooking up in couple minutes, mussels have exceptional levels of selenium, zinc, vitamin B12, and folate.
When shopping for mussels, look for the farmed variety. Mussel aquaculture is sustainable and actually beneficial for the environment.