Get cooking with these 6 easy steps!
Properly refrigerated Canadian Cove Fresh Mussels can be stored at home in your refrigerator for a couple of days so you don’t have to eat them right away.
Make sure to always check the best-before date on the package. For both Mesh and Bulk purchased mussels, also make sure you don’t store them in the generic retail provided plastic bags you might have used to take them home.
Place the mesh bag in either a bowl or unsealed container. Make sure to keep the mussels in the mesh bag as the mesh holds the mussels closed tightly keeping all their natural juices inside.
Until you are ready to prepare your favorite mussel recipe, store your bulk mussels loose in either a bowl or unsealed container.
Cover with a clean damp cloth or paper towel and store in your fridge. You can also cover the mussels with ice; make sure to drain any melted water and re-ice daily. Never store them in water.
Mussels release water naturally, so make sure to drain the mussels daily to remove any pooling water.
Place tray in the fridge until ready to consume. The High Oxygen Pack keeps your mussels fresh until the Best-Before-Date printed on the film. When ready to prepare, cut the tray film, but please note that due to the high oxygen environment many of mussels will be open, this is normal. Pour your mussels into colander / strainer or into your sink, rinse & agitate under cold fresh water for 2-3 minutes before cooking. Fresh live mussels will naturally open and close and because these are packed in a high oxygen environment the mussels will take a few extra minutes to respond to the rinsing & agitating.