Originally Posted by Andy M.
I would punish them by steaming them to death and eating them. You have to make an example of them so other mussels don't think they can take advantage of you.
That is exactly what I did. I dipped them in the broth and then into a pool of melted butter. I steamed them in a pot of water seasoned with plenty of sea salt. They went down with great pleasure. That will teach those thole little buggers. I just might go out and get some of their cousins and do it all over again.
I had them sitting in a big bowl of heavily seasoned sea salt water to cleanse them overnight. I bet they thought they were going back home.
I got lucky. Not one of them was dead. They were from Maine.