Some Common Names: Blue Mussel, Black Mussel, IQF Mussel, Half Shell Mussel, Whole Shell Mussel At AlwaysFreshFish.com we purchase only the highest quality frozen Mussels available. We prefer to use the J & R Brand from Long Branch, NJ. Having been in the seafood trade and in the same business for over 23 years, AlwaysFreshFish.com has tried many companies and brands of frozen Mussels.
We are proud and confident in the Mussels consistent quality that
J & R packs for us. Known as the Blue Mussel, the Mussel shell can be black in color as well. In the restaurant trade, the name Black Mussel is used more frequently. Our Half Shell Mussels will have the top shell removed and the Mussel meat attached to the bottom shell.
Farmed Mussels are usually grown off the bottom of the waters, which helps the Mussels grow faster and also helps the Mussel remain almost grit and sand free. At AlwaysFreshFish.com we would like you to know that the Mussel meat color can vary from shades of white to the female having an orange to apricot color.
Mussels have been described as having a taste comparable to a combination of Clam and Oyster, creating a plump
sweet tasting flavor.