Mussels: the Ocean’s Black Gold

September 30, 2009

Mussels are plentiful and best in season now. Three good reasons to buy them:

1) They are good for the marine environment. Mussels act as a natural aquatic purification system, filtering water for their food. Like an automobile’s catalytic converter, one mussel may filter several gallons of water a day.

2) They are easy on the budget. Mussels are inexpensive; a pound of mussels (25-30 mussels) should not cost more than $2.99.

3) Cooking mussels couldn’t be easier. Simply rinse them, pull off their “beards”, throw out any mussels that are broken or gaping, and pan roast them.

Recipe: Simple Pan Roasted Mussels

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