• Simon Hopkinson's mussels ‘Rockefeller’ style

    This excellent recipe was featured in Simon Hopkinson's BBC TV series 'The Good Cook'. He combines fresh mussels with punchy flavours including, pastis, sherry, fresh herbs and Tabasco sauce to create his mussels ‘Rockefeller’ style - serve with toasted baguette or sourdough to make the most of that sauce.

     

    Link to written recipe (courtesy of BBC Food)

     

    You can buy live Cornish rope-grown mussels for this recipe in our Online Shop. Simon's recipe for two people requires 1kg of mussels. We sell our mussels in 2kg and 5kg bags so, if you're cooking for two, you'll have more for another recipe (just use them within two days of delivery). Alternatively, scale-up the recipe for more people: our 2kg bags will serve four people, and our 5kg bags will serve 10.

     

    About halfway through the video of Simon cooking this recipe, our supplier of Cornish rope-grown mussels is featured so you can see the mussels you can buy growing and being harvested.

    Cooking style
    Preparation: Easy
    • Provenance

      Our mussels are from Westcountry mussels who supply high-welfare, farmed and rope-grown in St. Austell Bay in Cornwall. These mussels are grown in the highest-grade clean ocean waters, providing the very best quality mussels available. More details

    • How to store mussels

      Live mussels should be stored in open containers in the fridge, loosely covered with clean, damp paper towels or cloths to prevent them from drying out. The optimum storage temperature is 4-8°C. Temperatures of 1°C or lower (especially freezing temperatures less than 0°C) can kill shellfish.

       

      Do not store mussels:

      In airtight containers (boxes or bags) because they need to breathe

      In water or directly on ice since the fresh water may drown them

       

      Do:

      Discard any mussels with broken or cracked shells

      Discard any mussels if the shells are open and do not close when you tap them - live shellfish will "clam up" if their shells are tapped

    • How to clean, prepare and cook mussels

      Link to video (courtesy of bbcgoodfood.com)