Whether on the stovetop, in the microwave or in the oven, Iceberg Select™ mussels are simple to prepare. To enhance the flavour, add chopped carrots, celery, herbs, onion or garlic to the liquid in which you are preparing the mussels. Served with a fresh, warm baguette and garlic butter, mussels provide a simple but elegant feast. Mussels are also excellent in chowder or salads, with pasta, or stir-fried with a variety of colourful vegetables such as green and red pepper, and onions.
Stovetop: Once they have been rinsed, steam approximately 1 lb. Iceberg Select™ mussels per 1/2 cup of water, white wine or beer in a covered pot over a high heat for 7 to 10 minutes until the shells are open and the meat is falling from the shells. Discard mussels that do not open.
Microwave: Many people do not realize that mussels can be microwaved, but in fact they are as delicious prepared in the microwave as they are on the stovetop. Once they have been rinsed, place the mussels in a shallow dish with 1/8 cup of water, cover and cook on high for 4 to 5 minutes per kilogram (2 lbs). Discard mussels that do not open.
Newfoundland Blue Mussels are high in protein, low in fat, and are an above-average source of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
A 75 gram serving of cooked organic mussels provides:
- Energy 129 kCal
- Protein 18g
- Lipids (fat) 3.4g
- Omega-3 0.64g
- Carbohydrates 5.5g
Chef Watson is a renowned chef and has worked across England and Canada before landing in Newfoundland as an Executive Chef. He has cooked for various dignitaries, including President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Chef Watson brings his innovation and expertise to Newfoundland Mussels!
~ Chef Steve Watson
One serving of mussels provides close to 100% of the daily-recommended intake of zinc, promoting good growth, brain function, and enhanced immunity to guard against flu and colds. Try one of our exciting Newfoundland Blue Mussels recipes and see for yourself how delicious this product is!