Mediterranean Mussel - Mytilus galloprovincialis

Shellfish  <<  Mediterranean Mussel

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Mediterranean Mussels,  Mytilus galloprovincialis


California and Washington


Year-round, best in fall, winter and spring

Method of Capture:

Farmed: rope cultured and rack & bag 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