I brought the kids foraging for mussels at the weekend. They had great fun and the lovely weather helped.
We picked more than I had thought!
I put them into a bucket of iced water overnight to let them filter feed, therefore cleaning themselves of sand etc.
I heated up a pot of butter and garlic leaves and then added the mussels. After 2-3 minutes they opened their shells and were ready to eat.
Note: I had checked before cooking the mussels that they were all closed and therefore still alive! Don't eat mussels that are open when uncooked!
Yummy! I have eaten at least thirty so far today and the pigs are loving munching at the empty shells.