Saturday, 13 January 2018

That's what I call Mussels!


I just love these guys! I'm a bit of a seafood nut and these Mussels grow everywhere on rocks around NZ beaches. I don't think picking shellfish fresh off the rocks, unfortunately you can get sick if you're not careful so I prefer to buy them from the Supermarket where they've been grown in farms. Sad but that's reality.

What kind of seafood grows where you live?

8 comments:

  1. I remember mussels in NZ supermarkets in a special container with running water and a reasonable price too.
    We get oysters but a type from the seabed, cockles, and f course a couple whose names I do not know and I presume are not found downunder.
    Shellfish is mostly eaten raw here or lightly bbqed with a squirt of lemon juice and a glass of ouzo

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  2. Our area is known for blue claw crabs. There's nothing like a freshly steamed bunch of crabs, a pitcher of beer, and god friends. I like mussels too!

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  3. Creative photo! I know ~ I wouldn't eat the mussels that are here on the rocks and beaches ~ Enjoy the farm ones ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  4. They sure look good in the photo. I would buy in a store too just to be safe. We have mussels harvested here along with oysters. A variety of fish too, trout and salmon. I don't eat oysters, don't care for them. We have a fishman who sets up his little trailer on Thursdays. I buy from him when I want seafood.

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  5. Your mussels look tres photogenic Amy ☺ I live right on the coast so every kind of seafood is readily available. Sad to say that although I love white fish not so much the seafood!

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  6. I think we have this kind of sweetwater mussels. But they are not common. And the colors seem to differ.

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  7. We have eaten wild "caught" (scraped) mussels from the Pacific Coast in Oregon, but it has been a long time ago and now I am too lazy, but would rather buy them, like you. There are commercial oyster beds there and wild
    Dungeness crabs to catch and clams on some beaches (but I hate digging clams). Here in Florida there are stone crabs and I guess that's all. We don't go crabbng or fishing here.

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