About PEI Mussels
The Island is renowned for supplying mussels to clients around the world. These tasty and nutritious mussels are sure to put a smile across anyone’s face. You can slather them in butter, or you can let them cook in wine and you could even eat them plain! There is no single right way to eat them. We are bringing these mussels to you so that you do not need to travel the globe to try them!
Not only do Islanders have pride in sitting down to mussels with our family and friends, but they also take special pride in the mussel industry on PEI. Our fishermen tirelessly start their day at dawn for almost the entire year, they will continue to harvest mussels until the temperatures hit -35 degrees!
The PEI Fishermen's Association, formed in the 1950s, oversees all fishing on Prince Edward Island, helping to protect the industry from overfishing and other environmental issues.
100g of mussels
4g of fat
6g of carbohydrate
20g of protein
The same portion also provides
23% of your daily recommended vitamin C
37% of your daily recommended Iron
It's also an excellent source of Selenium and Vitamin B12
One of the best sources for omega-3 fatty acids
Good source of Zinc and Folate
How To Cook Mussels
When you receive your mussels they will be inside of a pouch. Depending on your preferred way of cooking the mussels they may remain in the pouch until they are done cooking. The mussels will have a dark blue shell that may appear black, and it will remain this way. The cooking process will simply open the shell and it will be a simple task to retrieving the mussel. As you are receiving the mussels frozen it is suggested that you keep them in the freezer until you are ready to cook them.
How to cook
There are many ways to cook mussels but today I will introduce you to the three primary ways to cook mussels.
In a medium-sized saucepan bring 6 cups of water to aboil. Reduce heat to low and submerge pouch in boiling water for 5-6 minutes. WARNING: contents will be hot, open pouch with care.
Empty contents into a microwaveable dish, cover and heat on 80% power for 5-6 minutes Optional microwave instructions: Puncture pouch, place on microwaveable plate and heat on 80% for 5-6 minutes. Allow to stand 1 minute. WARNING: contents will be hot, open pouch with care.