Mussels are a type of hard shell mollusk that are used frequently in Mediterranean cooking. You can spot the difference between clams and mussels mainly by the shell type: mussels are longer and asymmetrical while clams have a more rounded shape. Popular in dishes from steamed mussels to seafood pasta, mussels are salty and briny with a tender meat inside the shell.
What can I make with mussels?
Toss mussels with pasta noodles such as linguine and spaghetti. The long noodles will soak up the tangy ocean flavor. Make a seafood salad for an antipasti platter, or enjoy canned mussels right from the tin. Steamed mussels are another popular choice, simmered with tomato sauce, onion, and garlic to create a delicious main meal.
Where can I buy mussels?
Shop for canned mussels and more seafood products at Supermarket Italy. Make a delicious frutti di mare with clams, squid, and shrimp, all available at our online grocery store.