At Freycinet marine farm we have been growing mussels for a long time. Over the years I have really started to enjoy them more and more. Something that we often get asked is; "If they don't open can you still eat them?"
Yes you can. When a mussel dies it will naturally loose its ability to stay closed as the mussel can no longer hold closed. So the mussels that you find in the bowl are sometimes the best. They just need a little bit of help, or you can put them back in the pot for a little longer to steam open.
Mussel can be cooked in so many ways. I will find some recipes to share on cooking these great morsels.
With Love from the Ocean