New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels
New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels


Regular price $13.50
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Freshly cooked and frozen Greenshell or Greenlipped Mussels in a half shell is vacuum packed and ready to be steamed.

(2 lbs.) pack.

Flavor Profile

Green mussels are sweet, tender, delicate, plump and juicy. Meat color varies from apricot (female) to cream (male). The color has no effect on flavor. Greenshells are most commonly available individually quick frozen in the whole or half shell to lock in flavor.Because they are grown on ropes suspended above the seabed, they rarely contain grit or sand. Unlike the blue mussel, the greenshell mussel’s shell is slightly open in its natural state, which New Zealanders refer to as “smiling.” The shell closes tightly when the mussel is subjected to stress, freshwater or rough handling.


Calories: 85
Fat Calories: 19
Total Fat: 2.1 g
Saturated Fat: N/A
Cholesterol: 27 mg
Sodium: 429 mg
Protein: 12 g
Omega 3: 0.5 g

Cooking Tips

Since frozen halfshells are already partially cooked, you can add a topping of your choice before “final-touch” broiling or baking. Cooking from frozen at high heat gives the best results. Also excellent heated in Italian sauces and served with pasta. Meats are good whole or chopped in casseroles, chowders and salads, or minced in terrines, patés and quiches.

Cooking  Methods

  • Bake
  • Broil
  • Saute
  • Smoke
  • Steam


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