seafood mussels in a bowl

Delicious, affordable and super-easy to cook, mussels are also one of the most sustainable types of shellfish you can buy.

Farmed on ropes in the sea, mussels can be cultivated on a large or small scale. They don’t require any extra feed to grow, they clean the water around them, they take literally four minutes to cook, are nutritious and wonderful to eat… we can’t think of any negatives. They really are little treasures of the shellfish world!

The deliciously sweet and nutty meat is fantastic in a classic white wine and garlic sauce, but don’t forget there are hundreds of other delicious ways to enjoy this versatile treat. Here are 16 amazing mussels recipes to get you started:


Want to learn how to prepare mussels? Here, Bart Van Olphen shares his tips on cleaning and preparing mussels ready to cook in just one minute flat:

Great choice! Mussels are sustainable, tasty and cheap – a brilliant British shellfish that we should celebrate.