First of all, let me say- I don't do shellfish & fish very willingly; frankly, they scare me. Cooking times are so very critical, not to mention, are they dead or alive?? But, my dear husband, loves anything form the ocean or waters, so here we go. I proclaimed to him that this week's recipe was composed of mussels & he was oh so pleased. I said, oh Lord, where do you even get them? Costco was his answer, every Friday; fresh, just waiting to be plucked. So he proudly brings home a little net 5 lb. bag of mussels and scrubs them for me to place in the lovely broth that I prepared.....I plopped them in, set the timer for 3 min.- then covered for another min or 2.
He peeked under the lid- said they were all opened and ready to enjoy on their soft bed of pasta. I have to admit, they smelled very luscious. Husband dug in & consumed a bunch of them. I was a bit picky; why did some of them look just plain funky in those shells & some were nice & round??
OK, so bottom line here is "did, done, experienced them- maybe not again, any too soon. " Get my drift?