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Fresh Mussels

Postby BlackAdder » 22 Jul 2006, 14:58

I'm looking for some fresh mussels; the smaller blue-black ones. Anyone know if you can get them in Taiwan, or are they only a Mediterranean/Atlantic thing? I'm not into those big green shelled monsters from New Zealand.

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Postby Belgian Pie » 22 Jul 2006, 16:05

Yes, you can get them ... on special order, from Holland ... order before Wednesday and you get them the next week, fresh in a bag on sea water, keeps about a week in the fridge. Drawback, they are expensive. Bag size 2 Kg.
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Postby BlackAdder » 22 Jul 2006, 22:16

Yes, you can get them ...


:yay:

on special order, from Holland ...


:shocker:

order before Wednesday and you get them the next week, fresh in a bag on sea water, keeps about a week in the fridge. Drawback, they are expensive.


:doh:

Bag size 2 Kg.

:hungry:

Thanks for the info. Any ideas on how much is 'expensive'?:pray:
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Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Jul 2006, 07:48

Last 'season', meaning last year they were 360 NT$/kg, now the season just started and there is a shortage on mussels from Holland, the 'flesh weight' is still low 15-20% of the mussel weight were it normally should be like 30%. But the guys in Holland are trying to save what they can by importing mussels from Denmark and Ireland, soaking them in the 'Dutch Zeeland' waters for some time and selling them bagged, maybe they won't be cheaper but at least they have the right 'flesh weight'

My estimate now is around 400NT/kg

I did a search for the retail price in carrefour belgium and came up with this

Carrefour start voorlopig niet met verkoop Zeeuwse mosselen
Zeeuwse mosselen zullen worden aangeboden van zodra de kwaliteit kan worden gegarandeerd


It says thet they don't start sales yet as quality is not guaranteed. :(

If they don't sell, than it's probably not a good idea to order them from the supplier in Holland as you can't see the product and don't know the quality ...
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Re: Fresh Mussels

Postby Dragonbones » 30 Mar 2012, 14:29

Any updates on fresh mussel and other shellfish sources? PNP has live cockles coming in tomorrow, $500/kg.
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Re: Fresh Mussels

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 30 Mar 2012, 15:21

It might be worth checking Costco occasionally. Though they don't have them right now, I saw them there a month or two ago--I think they were from NZ.
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Re: Fresh Mussels

Postby Dragonbones » 30 Mar 2012, 15:46

Thanks! Give a shout if you see some there, please. :)
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Re: Fresh Mussels

Postby headhonchoII » 30 Mar 2012, 16:22

In Ireland you can just go to the beach and pick them up yourself, because almost nobody knows how to cook mussels! :roflmao:
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