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Frozen mussels, how to best use them


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On a whim I purchased a package of frozen mussels meat from Whole Foods.   They've been sitting in the freezer and I'd like to get some suggestions on what to do with them.   No experience with mussels outside of cooking  raw in the shell mussels a couple times.  Since this is just under a pound of shelled mussel meat I know I need to use them up quickly once thawed.  Your suggestions and thoughts on best prep and use age would be appreciated 

 

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I'd break the frozen packet in two. Half like Okanagancook mentioned in a "snail butter" like Melissa Clark with lots of good bread for mopping up.  https://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/16/dining/16appe.html

 

The other half I'd do the next day in a Thai inspired herbal coconut broth with rice. They barely need any cooking time so I'd probably just slip them still frozen into the flavorful liquids on low heat.

Do report back.

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I'm going to give this a go.  Wifey is returning from a family trip tonight.   I have butter, garlic, onions, mussels, no parsley but a loaf of Cuban bread.  Have cilantro but I think it will add too much to the dish. Still early, I can grab some parsley at a local store if I can drag myself away from jamming with Stevie Ray Vaughan on the tube 

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And if you have some left over, get some shrimp tomorrow and have shrimp and mussel pizza for dinner tomorrow evening!

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On 6/12/2018 at 5:46 AM, ChrisTaylor said:

Do you live somewhere coastal? My inclination would be to put them on a small circle hook and convert them into something fresh.

 

I can get fresh regular mussels here, but not green lips. I ventured to buy a box of frozen green lips from my local fish monger after reading about @Shelby's landlocked Kansas experience with frozen oysters (which I can also get fresh and alive).

 

I really liked the frozen green lips cooked up with a white wine/butter/herb sauce over some angel hair.

 

What is a circle hook? Something like the circular file (trash can)? xD

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