How to look after the mussel packs.
Live Mussel Packs from The Exmouth Mussel Company.
Your mussels have spent 2 years growing in the plankton rich waters of the Exe Estuary in Devon, one of Britain’s most beautiful wetland habitats.
Gently harvested with an elevator we have washed, graded, purified, polished and hand packed them in an oxygen rich environment so they reach you alive and in tip-top condition, ready to cook.
When you receive your mussels leave them in the pack and put them in the fridge. They do not need to be soaked or immersed in water as they will die from lack of oxygen.
Take the pack from the fridge about 20 minutes before you need them so they have a chance to warm up and become active again. Remove the film lid (they should smell sea-fresh) and rinse them vigorously in cold water but, again, do not soak them. Those which were gaping should now close up again. Discard any that remain open and cook to your own taste.
Once cooked, discard any that have not opened and enjoy!