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.
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 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.
If the mussel shells, or clam shells for that matter, don't open when you cook them
, it means the mussel was dead before you cooked them and they should be t...
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 ...
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
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.
They're quick and tasty and can be eaten right out of the pot or used in a ... Before
you start cooking, you should always give your mussels a quick rinse. ... When
the steam is coming out from under the lid, peek and if the mussels are open they
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, ...
Aug 8, 2008 ... Read the advice about eating mussels discussion from the ... When I lived in
Maine, I was told that you shouldn't eat mussels that don't open when they are
cooked, because that indicates that the mussel was dead before it was cooked. ...
across a mussel that hasn't been dead for long but the day he does ...