Mussels au Naturel

Each year we steam over 1800 kg (4000 lbs) of mussels at the PEI International Shellfish Festival using the following tried and true method. We typically cook 12 kg (25 lbs) in a pot at once, but 2.3 kg (5 lbs) should be enough for you and your family. Our rule of thumb for serving 0.5 kg (1 lb) per person.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Serves 4

2.3 kg (5 lbs) of fresh PEI mussels
Tap water
Melted Butter

In a large pot add 1- 2 cm of water.
Discard any broken or open mussels.
Bring water to boil.
Add mussels
Cover pot and steam for 8-10 minutes.
When mussels are open, they are done.

Discard any unopened mussels.

Tip - Substitute melted butter for your favourite dipping sauce such as curry, salsa, seafood sauce, etc.

Serve with melted butter