I tasted my first mussel at the age of eight. I remember looking at the pile of shells and thinking, I'm never going to eat those, but my mum said, 'Don't look at them, darling, just eat them,' so I did. Once I figured out how to use an empty shell as pincers to grab the meat from the other shells, I went through the whole bowl in no time flat. Mussels are one of the most sustainable types of seafood. They can be cultivated on a large or small scale, they clean the water around them, take literally 4 minutes to cook and are nutritious and wonderful to eat … I can't think of any negatives! What are you waiting for?
Nutritional Information - Amount per serving:
- Calories 604kcal
- Carbs 30.6g
- Sugar 1g
- Fat 23g
- Saturates 9.6g
- Protein 53.3g
This recipe is adapted from:
Jamie's Great Britain
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