Individually Quick Frozen Mussel Meats
Weight: 454g (1 lb)
Another great ingredient in cooking succulent seafood recipes just how they do it in restaurants.
IQF Mussels meat is a format in which the product is presented without shell, individually frozen and with a glazing that ensures the conservation of the product keeping its flavor and texture completely unaltered.
Mussels are a type of clam, the meat has a mild salty twinge and brings excellent flavor to your meals.
Around the world:
These are usually paired with french fries or bread, often times served with fresh herbs and veggies in butter and white wine stock, fried in breadcrumbs or batter, or baked. Sometimes mixed with other seafood and steamed or in other type of dishes like soups, salads, and rice. They are also stuffed with rice, or cheese, or butter. In other areas, they are boiled and seasoned with vinegar to make a drink. And in another, mussels are cooked in fermented black bean and garlic broth; served in chili; tossed with a garlic vinaigrette; prepared with drumsticks; filled with rice, spices with coconut paste and served hot.
So, this well-rounded seafood can be smoked, boiled, steamed, roasted, barbecued, stuffed, or fried in butter or vegetable oil. They can also be added in pasta dishes, salads, or casseroles.
Aside from bringing a zing to the dishes, they also possess impressive nutritional profile for the benefit of the health.
When cooked, mussels are incredibly abundant and overflowing in vitamin B12, selenium, and manganese. A hundred-gram serving can give up to 4 times of the recommended daily vitamin B12, more than thrice manganese and 64% selenium. These nutrients along with plenty of omega-3 fatty acids are important for the optimal function of the brain and heart health.
They are also an excellent source of protein, iron, and vitamin C and a good source of zinc, the other B-vitamins, and folate as well as phosphorous. It has small doses of vitamin A, B6, and other essential minerals.
Some studies have showed that mussels have anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve asthma, reduce joint inflammation, and arthritis. These meats may also help improve blood circulation, enhance mood and concentration, prevent anemia, boost immune system, and slow down aging.
For your seafood portion of the week, these meat pearls sure are a great addition to add exotique taste, richness of nutrients, and variety to your meals.
Keep frozen (-18°C) until ready to thaw.
Avoid refreezing after defrosting.
Defrosting / Thawing:
Remove from packaging.
Refrigerate below 38°F overnight or put under running cold water.
Salad of Mussels
1 lb Mussels, shell off
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp aromatic parsley herb
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp dry white wine
1 tbsp calamansi purée
Ground black pepper
Rinse frozen mussels under running water.
Put in a pan with little water and cook over high heat on stovetop.
Cover and steam for 5-7 minutes or until the meats are cooked.
Let sit for a few minutes to cool.
In a salad bowl, toss mussels with the rest of the ingredients thoroughly.
Marinate in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Bring out from the refrigerator to serve.