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Frozen mussels refer to mussels that have been harvested, cooked, and then frozen for preservation. They are typically sold in the frozen seafood section of grocery stores and are a convenient option for enjoying mussels without the need for fresh, live ones.

How to cook frozen mussels

Frozen mussels are usually pre-cooked, which means they have been steamed or boiled before being frozen. This cooking process helps to open the shells, making them easier to consume once they are thawed and reheated. It also helps to kill any bacteria or parasites that may be present in the mussels.
When purchasing frozen mussels, they are typically packaged in a sealed bag or container to maintain their quality and prevent freezer burn. It's important to follow the storage and thawing instructions provided on the packaging to ensure food safety.
Cooking frozen mussels is relatively simple and involves thawing them properly, as mentioned in the previous response, and then reheating them by steaming, boiling, or sautéing, depending on your preferred cooking method and recipe.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine african


  • 2 pounds (900g) of frozen mussels

  • 2 pounds (900g) of frozen mussels

  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup of white wine (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • Thaw the mussels: Place the frozen mussels in a colander and run them under cold water to thaw. Alternatively, you can place them in the refrigerator overnight to thaw slowly.
  • Clean the mussels: Once the mussels are thawed, rinse them thoroughly under cold water. Remove any dirt or debris and discard any mussels that are cracked or open and don't close when tapped.
  • Cook the mussels: In a large pot or skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Add the mussels: Add the thawed and cleaned mussels to the pot or skillet. If desired, pour in the white wine and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir everything together gently.
  • Steam the mussels: Cover the pot or skillet and let the mussels steam for about 5-7 minutes. Check periodically and give them a gentle stir to ensure even cooking. The mussels are cooked when they open up.
  • Discard unopened mussels: After steaming, discard any mussels that haven't opened. They may be unviable and should not be consumed.
  • Serve: Transfer the cooked mussels to a serving dish. Sprinkle with fresh parsley for added flavor and presentation. Serve them as an appetizer or over pasta, rice, or crusty bread. The cooking liquid can be used as a broth for dipping or drizzling.
    Remember to exercise caution when handling and cooking shellfish. Always follow any specific instructions provided on the packaging of your frozen mussels. Enjoy your meal!



It's important to handle and cook mussels properly to ensure food safety. Discard any mussels that do not open during cooking, as they may be unsafe to consume. Enjoy your delicious cooked mussels!


Serving: 50g
Keyword Frozen mussels
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