Live Porthilly Mussels

Mytilus edulis

Tim and the boys at Porthilly shellfish have been supplying us with our oysters and mussels for several years. They are the best mussels we've ever seen. Heavy, hard shells and sweet plump meat. They're a truly robust mussel, grown on the bed of the Camel Estuary in Cornwall and we get nothing but praise for them. They are at their best from September to April, but they are the only mussel that we would consider stocking 'out of season'. From April until late summer, we recommend that you cook on the day of collection

Weight Price Quantity
500g
Starter or light lunch for 1
£3.50
1 kg
Starter for 2 / Main for 1
£7.00
1.5 kg £10.00
2 kg £14.00
3 kg £20.00
4 kg £27.00
5 kg £33.00

Cooking tips

It's MUSSEL SEASON, so fill your boots while they're at their absolute best.....

If you do open the bag of mussels and find some are open... don’t panic, they've most likely got a little too chilly, they're used to a 11'c seawater temperature and they've been in your fridge!


Porthilly mussels are very robust, but like all bivalves they don’t particularly like a chilly fridge. Take them out of the bag, pop them in a colander and give them a really good hard shake with little splashes of water. You’ll see them all start to close up. Any that remain fully open should be discarded, but you’ll rarely get any like this at the most, the rest will be prefect to cook

Try our Classic Moules recipe, it’s delicious

https://www.passionateaboutfish.co.uk/mussels-in-garlic-cream-white-wine/

Servings

Allow 500g per person as a generous starter portion or 750g - 1kg per person for a main course

Recipe Ideas

Hake with Mussels and Sea Vegetables

Hake with Mussels and Sea Vegetables

This recipe is great for a dinner party or supper with friends

4 People

Hake with Mussels and Sea Vegetables