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When storing PEI Mussels, these best practices will help keep your mussels at their freshest until you're ready to cook.

HOW TO STORE MUSSELS

PEI MUSSEL STORING TIPS

Storing Fresh Mussels

STORING FRESH MUSSELS

  1. Remove from plastic bag and store either loose or in mesh bag
  2. Place in bowl or unsealed container
  3. Cover with clean damp cloth or paper towel. Remember – never store in water!
  4. Store in fridge (up to a few days and make sure they smell like the ocean)
  5. Drain daily any water that collects in bowl/container
PEI Mussels can be stored at home in your refrigerator for a few days so you don't have to eat them right away. Once you're ready to cook just take them out of the refrigerator and give one last smell to ensure freshness. They should smell fresh and salty, just like the ocean. Properly refrigerated PEI Mussels can stay fresh for several days.

Storing Cooked Mussels

STORING COOKED MUSSELS

  1. Let cool
  2. Remove cooked mussels from shells
  3. Place in freezer-friendly container
  4. Cover completely with their broth
  5. Seal up air-tight container
  6. You can store in fridge or freeze

Storing Cooked Mussels in FRIDGE

Cooked mussels that are stored following these steps can be stored in the refrigerator for one day after cooking.

Storing Cooked Mussels in FREEZER

Freezing cooked PEI Mussels is extra convenient as you will now have mussels for your favourite chowder or pasta dish down the road. PEI Mussels frozen following our steps will last for three to four months.
A bouquet of PEI mussels

MUSSEL STORING TIPS

  • You can buy PEI Mussels ahead of time and store them in your refrigerator.
  • Store in an unsealed container with a damp covering.
  • They should always smell fresh; like the ocean.
  • Freeze your PEI Mussels covered in broth to enjoy later.
  • You can freeze your broth and use it as a base for soups and chowders.
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