mussels---de-shelling?

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dazzaman

mussels---de-shelling?

Post by dazzaman »

Hi all :D
Any one able to give me any tips on removing mussels(fresh,live)from the shell,quickly and keeping them in one piece!
Thanks Darren B-) B-) B-)



h4ppy-chris

Post by h4ppy-chris »

hi daz
when i do mine i cut in 5mm at the pointed end then slice the flat side
where it hinges then twist the 2 shells and scrap it out.
hope that helps you mate. :D
kindest regards chris

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Post by danb84 »

I was doing a load last night for the first time.

Managed to be able to keep most intact by opening mussels at thing end with a flat knife.

-pull apart slightly, at the thin end are elastic looking bits attached to the shell, which you cut first.

-slide knife around shell

-open up and slide knife under mussel each side to remove anchor at wide end.

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Post by stowaway »

Hi, Don't know if you've seen this before but here is a link to a video which may help.

http://www.gofishing.co.uk/Videos/Fishi ... R=EPI-2588

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Post by tensenervoushaddock »

years ago I used to fish from boats out of bridlington, mussles were standard bait provided, de-shelled using a ground down knife as shown in pic ( black bit removed obviously ).
Insert knife in the concave side near the hinge end, twist to open shell, scoop out with the rounded end.
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dazzaman

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Cheers guys :D
All done,sorted,ready for the morning
Thanks Darren B-) B-) B-)

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Post by LUGGY »

Guys

Best way Ive found is to open them pretty much in the way that has already been mentioned.
Put the mussels on some paper on a tray in the fridge
Leave for about 24 hours
Take them along and and bait up with the fine elastic thread in the same way as peelers.
Cracking winter bait, I have had much success with these.

Can also be good baited up on snoods and then frozen. Take em out and put em in food flask.

All the best

Luggy

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Post by wilky »

all I do is pour hot water on them for about 15 secs and then use a butter knife :)

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