Originally Posted by kitchenelf
Next time just put the mussels in your refrigerator - in a cooler spot. Make sure they can breath and they are not wrapped totally in plastic. You can always keep them in the bag, with another towel under them and put them in a bowl of ice - but not directly on the ice.
The only problem I see is you don't know which ones were already dead and could possibly upset your tummy
If any shells are broken do not eat those as they were probably broken to begin with. Those would NOT be ok to eat.
Enjoy your mussels - I LOVE them!
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i was going to answer that they'd be ok so long as they were quickly defrosted and cooked immediately in a sauce like wine or tomato.
lots of pizza places use frozen mussels on the 1/2 shell for their mussels marinara.
but then i read elfie's words of wisdom that you wouldn't know which ones were bad before they were frozen.
has anyone tried freezing (known good) mussels before?
do they need to be quick frozen, more quickly than a standard home fridge?
do you think they are blanched first before freezing to open them up?