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Old 02-16-2004, 05:42 PM   #1
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Can I cook frozen mussels or are they ruined?

A friend has given me mussels which are raw, but frozen. Can these be used since they must be dead.

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Old 02-16-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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Two questions -

1) - Were they taken out of their shell before they were frozen?

2) - How long have they been frozen?
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Old 02-16-2004, 07:50 PM   #3
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Mussels

They have been frozen in the shell and I don't know how long they have been frozen.
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Well, now I'm not sure. Hopefully Bubba, who lives on the coast, will have an answer. I'm sorry
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Old 02-16-2004, 08:21 PM   #5
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As a matter of fact I do!
Mussels are one of those rare exceptions in the bivalve world of a mollusk that can be frozen without losing it's flavor or texture. Now, this is not to say that fresh aren't better...they are!...but the frozen ones are pretty darn tasty and when I need my mussel fix and trhe fresh just aren't available, I happily reach for the frozen. So throw them in a pot with some white wine, a little garlic, some red pepper and some Italian flat leaf parsley (the other kind is like eating fresh cut grass) and pass me a dern fork!
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Thank you so much! I will do exactly as you suggested.
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:28 PM   #7
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I steamed the mussels in white wine, garlic, shallot, red pepper and Italian parsley, as recommended. I served this with linguini. OH MYlll
Thank you all again.
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Essie;
I hope your "Ooh My" meant you liked them?
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They were fantastic!!!
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Old 07-11-2004, 04:22 AM   #10
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Frozen mussels are good, I like those new zealand ones allot
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