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?
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
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 ...
Though simple to cook, just steam them for a couple minutes, if you know a little
bit about ... Bypass mussels that have their shells open and that will not close. ...
As with all seafood, the meat is fresher if you can prepare and eat it right away.
Is it normal for frozen mussels to not open their shells when cooked? If it is
normal, is there a way to tell if they are safe to eat? ... You should, however, be
careful to remove any mussels that have opened before cooking, as they'll be
dead and ... If he's alive, that will scare the little sucker, and he'll close.
Jul 16, 2015 ... But before you start cooking, there a few things you need to know about ... This is
easy to do — just tap the shell on a hard surface, and if it closes it's good to eat. ...
The mussels should open between five and seven minutes.
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, ...
You can never be sure about the state of the mussel before it was frozen once it
has ... Mussels with open shells may be dead and therefore dangerous to eat.
Jul 7, 2014 ... but if the majority of the mussels are open or show cracked shells, move on to
another ... Before cooking, look over the mussels carefully. ... As long as you have
some sort of liquid to steam the mussels, you can do anything.
Mussels that don't open are OK to eat – sometimes they just hang on harder! ...
Closed mussels can be cooked a little longer or the shell prised open with a knife