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Can you cook frozen mussels the same way as fresh?

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Frozen mussels are usually cooked before freezing (and we recommend doing so for mussels you’re freezing at home too…see how to freeze mussels for info). Assuming yours were, you want to follow a similar strategy to using precooked crab, canned clams, and fresh poached mussel meat: try to reheat without overcooking.

Precooked mussels can be sautéed, simmered in pasta sauce, added to soups, etc. Just try to add them towards the end of the cooking process to they don’t overcook and get rubbery. Some people recommend cooking frozen mussels while still frozen or only partially thawed, but we don’t have enough experience with them to say whether that’s a good idea or not.

– Question Submitted by Debbie




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