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Mussels are molluscs closely related to clams. Mussels are found all over the world in sea shores and estuaries. Varieties of mussels tend to regional: the blue mussel is found on the Atlantic coasts of America and Europe, where it is commercially cultivated. Mussels are usually sold fresh in their shells and eaten raw, steamed in the famous French dish - moules marinière, or used in salads, soups and pâtés.

Alternative: clams [1]


  1. Ramus Seafood, Mussel [1]. Accessed 3 October 2015.

Further Reading

Dowell, P., Bailey, A. (1980) The Book of Ingredients, Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0718119150.