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Mussels Myths Debunked | POPSUGAR Food


Oct 29, 2008 ... If mussels are open before they've been cooked (and don't close up ... Will this new piece of information change the way you eat the shellfish?

mussels won't close after cleaning. Always discard? - Food52


Is it always necessary to throw out open mussels that will not close after soaking? ... generally so expensive that you can't learn to love cooking and eating them. ... of advice--don't remove the byssal threads (the beard) until just before cooking.

How to cook mussels | BBC Good Food


Sort through mussels, tapping any that are open lightly on a surface to see if ... open, or any that are damaged (they have perished and are not safe to eat). ... Consuming mussels that have perished before cooking can cause food poisoning.

Can I eat mussels if the shells are open before cooking? - Quora


Jun 19, 2016 ... it is a myth Mussel myth an open and shut case. To summarize, there are a small percentage (11.5%) of mussels that when tested will not relax ...

Mussel myth an open and shut case › Dr Karl's Great Moments In ...


Oct 29, 2008 ... First, that you should eat them only in months that had the letter 'R' in ... These mussels opened before they had been cooked long enough to ...

How To Cook Mussels on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from ...


Jul 7, 2014 ... Also discard any mussels that don't open after cooking. ... Follow this simple advice: before cooking, shells closed; after cooking, shells open. ... As long as you have some sort of liquid to steam the mussels, you can do ...

How to Buy and Clean Mussels: 8 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow


Knowing tips on how to buy and clean mussels will empower you to make the best ... Though simple to cook, just steam them for a couple minutes, if you know a little bit ... If the shell doesn't open, the mussel isn't good, and you shouldn't eat it.

Steaming Mussels and Clams - Fine Cooking


There's no better way to cook mussels and clams than steaming, and the ... Once you have them in hand, stick your nose in the bag and take a good whiff. ... clams gape open, they're inevitably full of sand and should be encouraged to ... Eliminate any dead clams or mussels before steaming because a bad one can ruin the ...



Jul 29, 2013 ... Mussels are alive, and you want them alive when you cook them. ... this is a myth, and that these mussels can be pried open and safely eaten, ...

Throw Away Unopened Mussels? Who Says? - CulinaryLore.com


Apr 9, 2012 ... Most people who like to cook and eat mussels and clams know that ... Interestingly, he does recommend cooking mussels until opened, ... So, if before you cook it, the shell is open, that just means the mussel is chilling out.