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5 responses to “Smoked Mussels”

  1. Joel

    Thank you, Hank. I am so doing this on my BGE. I can get a great deal on farmed mussels at Costco, which they unfortunately plastic wrap. Doesn’t that kill them faster?

  2. Amber

    Oh dear. I love mussels and clams. But I live in the Midwest, and they’re so expensive. Maybe this summer I can get some freshwater ones.

  3. Brad

    Amber, I live in Minnesota and Costco usually sells live Canadian mussels (5 lbs bags) for $1.99/lb! Be careful with the freshwater ones. A lot of them are endangered (at least here they are) http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/rsg/filter_search.html?mussel=Y&allstatus=Y&action=doFilterSearch

  4. Shane King

    I just tried this for the first time. I did two things slightly differently. I used an aquarium bubbler in the bucket to keep the water oxygenated for the few days before smoking. And I have beehive and more honey than I know what to do with, so I made a honey salt brine to soak them in for a few hours before smoking. And the smoke was plum wood chips and dried banana leaves. Insanely delicious! Some do still have a little grit in them though. I gotta figure out how to get them to purge that grit.

  5. kyle

    Shane, YOu mentioned about getting them to purge the grit. When they are still alive put them in a bucket of water mixed with cornmeal. they will purge the sand and retain the cornmeal. Sometimes you have to switch from water to cornmeal solution a few time but generally after 2-3 swap outs there is no grit. Hope that helps.

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