Blue Mussel - Mytilus edulis

Shellfish  <<  Blue Mussel

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Blue Mussel,  Mytilus edulis




Year-round, but best in fall, winter and spring

Method of Capture:

Farmed: rope cultured

Sustainability Consideration:

Farmed shellfish are a plus to the local environment because they are filter feeders and help clean the waters they live in.

Size Range:

1.5 - 2 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Sweet and briny, with a texture that is firm with a little bit of soft chewiness

Cooking Tips:

steam, sauté, braise, grill