Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Got Mussels?

Since everyone loved my (non-compensated) review of Phillips Maryland-Style Crab Cakes so much, I thought I would bring you another new-found seafood favorite of mine - straight from your grocer's freezer.

I would like to introduce you to Pier 33 Gourmet Mussels in Butter Garlic Sauce.


Not all frozen seafood is created equal, and not all of it is good. I've eaten mussels from many restaurants and there were some winners and losers there, too. 

Why, you ask, would I suddenly buy frozen mussels? Well, I'm a frugal shopper and avid seafood lover, so when I saw them on a buy-one-get-one-free sale, I said, why not, and grabbed a package.

Within a day or so, those little fellows were in a pot getting ready for a prime-time performance as an appetizer. To prepare you simply cut open the package and empty the contents into a large lidded pot and heat on high for 8-10 minutes and presto, you have a bowl of steaming mussels in a yummy sauce. 

We complimented them on their performance by quickly reducing them to a pile of empty shells.  They had good flavor and texture, and were tender and grit-free. 

Pier 33 Gourmet Mussels are pre-cooked and pasteurized and contain no unpronounceable ingredients. Mussels are also high in protein, Omega 3, Vitamin C, and Iron.

We gave them two thumbs up, and I went back and got two more packages while they were still on sale. They retail for around $4.99, and you get about two dozen per package.

Mussel Trivia: Did you know that the orange mussel meats are females and the white mussel meats are males?



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3 comments:

  1. Hi Linda - I hadn't thought about trying mussels like this - I'll keep a look out - it's good to have this sort of thing ready for a good meal without too much hassle. Well done .. and as I'm going out for a boring supper (ie at a hotel - regular meeting type) ... I'd rather stay put and eat your mussels.!!

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hey Hilary, I'm usually skeptical about frozen seafood, but I'm glad I tried them. Let me know if you try them. Hope your dinner was not too boring.

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  2. These are truly the best, no effort mussels I have ever had, My grocery has stopped carrying these so I am looking where I can pick some up. They are the BEST.

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