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Store in your fridge
PEI fresh blue mussels can be stored at home in your refrigerator for a few days so you don’t have to eat them right away. Here’s how:
- Take mussels out of mesh bag and place in a bowl or tray and cover with a damp cloth or paper towel to keep them moist.
- Do not store them in fresh water or in a sealed container.
- A small amount of liquid will drain from the mussels each day. To maximize their shelf life drain this liquid daily.
- Just before cooking rinse the mussels in fresh water in a pot or colander.
Once you’re ready to cook just take them out of the refrigerator and give one last smell to ensure freshness. They should smell fresh and salty, just like the ocean.
If you’ve cooked your fresh blue mussels and want to save them to enjoy later, that isn’t a problem. All you need to do is remove the meat of the mussels and place them in an air-tight container. Be sure to completely cover them with the broth they were cooked in. Now you will have mussels for your favorite chowder or pasta dish down the road. Mussels frozen this way will last for three to four months.
You can buy mussels ahead of time and store them in your refrigerator.
Store in an unsealed container with a damp covering.
They should always smell fresh, like the ocean.
Freeze your leftovers to enjoy later.