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Old 10-24-2006, 01:26 PM   #11
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Stuff like this should not be bought frozen, but should be bought fresh and alive. That way, you'll know that you are getting the mussels in their freshest state.
Easy for you to say! I live in the Mid-South, the corner of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Fresh seafood? There is no such thing!
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:33 PM   #12
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I had frozen mussels when I lived in Buffalo. That's why I moved to California.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:19 PM   #13
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These prepared mussels are just fine. They are cooked and then put in the sauce. If the top shells are on there it is just for "show"--and weight.
Mussels must be alive when cooked--when you get a bag of mussels, you throw away the ones that are open (and won't clam back up when ticked with a spoon). They are dead dead dead.
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:25 PM   #14
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I had frozen mussels when I lived in Buffalo. That's why I moved to California.
And that's why California is going to break off and drift away one day!!!!

I wonder if you could just stick these in a pot of boiling water (while in the sealed bag of course) then pour into a bowl? With a big ol' loaf of crusty bread I'd be calling it dinner!!! (and a glass of wine, of course). I love to top them with chopped fresh tomatoes after I put them in the bowl too.
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:03 AM   #15
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And that's why California is going to break off and drift away one day!!!!

I wonder if you could just stick these in a pot of boiling water (while in the sealed bag of course) then pour into a bowl? With a big ol' loaf of crusty bread I'd be calling it dinner!!! (and a glass of wine, of course). I love to top them with chopped fresh tomatoes after I put them in the bowl too.
I'm not convinced the bag is of boiling quality, if you know what I mean. I'd be afraid it would melt down then I'd have a pot filled with plastic-coated butter & garlic sauced mussels
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:52 AM   #16
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When we have had these, I have taken them out of the bag, put them in a bowl and heated in the microwave, or in a roasting pan in the oven.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:36 AM   #17
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Were they tough at all?


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Old 10-25-2006, 12:11 PM   #18
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I'm not convinced the bag is of boiling quality, if you know what I mean. I'd be afraid it would melt down then I'd have a pot filled with plastic-coated butter & garlic sauced mussels
lol - Yes, you would know if it was like the Food Saver bags or not. If it was the Food Saver bags then no problem. Questionable? I don't think they make a cheese to cover that taste!

I agree with the heating in the microwave - if I had the choice between heating in a food saver bag or the microwave I'd choose in water in the food saver bag. Either way though the job gets done. Everyone has their own preferences.
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:17 PM   #19
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Have never had frozen mussels.

But about recipes my favorite is mussels meuniere.

Just Google for recipes, I tried and apoligize but had problems with posting the link (I hate that, but am not very computer literate).

It is very simple and has white wine, shallots, some oil, butter, and parsley.

Served with a crusty bread and one is in heaven.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:08 AM   #20
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They're already cooked?

Be careful that you don't heat them up too much, as they could start to get tough!


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