The St Enodoc Hotel. Brasserie & Fine Dining.
Cooking time 15 mins
This recipe, using sustainable farmed mussels, is based on a classic marinière but without double cream and using Doom bar, Cornish real ale. This recipe is extremely quick and easy and can be cooked on the beach in minutes. Cornish mussels are farmed in estuaries and bays and are among the most sustainable seafood available. Mussels feed on plankton and produce very little waste so are far better for the environment than farmed fin fish such as salmon.
Wild mussels can be hand collected in many areas of Cornwall. It is very important that they are commercially purified before being eaten.
Farmed mussels are the best choice as the method of farming is environmentally friendly and creates habitat that benefits other species. Farmed mussels are purified before sale and are a very high quality local product. Rating is provided using the MCS aquaculture ratings methodology.
Live oysters are mainly served raw. All you need is a knife, a bottle of good wine, and a little lemon or tobasco and away you go!