How to Cook Mussels
Mussels must be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed several times before cooking. Mussels purchased from Pure Food Fish Market will have already been cleaned, so a quick rinse before cooking will suffice.
Once the mussels have been thoroughly cleaned, remove and discard any shells that are open or broken.
Mussels only need to be steamed in a tiny amount of liquid, due to the fact that when they open up during cooking, they release their own liquid, which makes a tasty broth or sauce. If there is too much liquid, the flavour of the mussels' own liquid will be diluted and completely lost. Take care when seasoning the broth, as the liquid from the mussels is quite salty and does not need too much more salt.