Mussels are the future. They're absolutely gorgeous, cheap, exciting, easy to farm and so quick to cook. The other brilliant thing about them is that they don't need any feeding: they live off tiny plants that they filter out of the water so they actually clean the sea. I want to help you fall back in love with them. I had my first mussel when I was about 7 years old and I remember it to this day. It's so exciting to pick the first one out of the shell and enjoy it then use that shell as pincers to eat the rest, chucking the empty shells into another bowl. My kids love them – they're great fun for kids to eat.
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:
- Calories 946kcal
- Carbs 49.4g
- Sugar 7.1g
- Fat 45.0g
- Saturates 10.1g
- Protein 80.5g
BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH
Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.
When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.
For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:
Marine Stewardship Council