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Black Mussels | Live Box | Cultivated | 2.3kg

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  • About

    A BOX FILLED WITH FRESH OCEAN FLAVOUR

    Mussels are at their best when they are fresh, and our black mussel live box delivers this freshness to your door. These mussels are responsibly farmed on the west coast of South Africa, which means that they not only offer superior freshness, but also support local industry and create jobs. Just like oysters, mussels are filter feeders and actually improve the water quality where they are farmed.

    CONTENTS

    1 x Box of live black mussels (approx. 2.3 - 2.4kg per box)

    *To be consumed within 2 days of purchase
    *Some of these mussels will have beards

  • Instructions

    Mussels are live/ still breathing when they are harvested and remain so for 3-4 days from harvest if handled correctly. When keeping them at home, remove from the plastic bag and allow them to breath, placing them in a bowl with a damp towel over them, do not let them be submerged in water. We check all mussels before dispatching them daily and remove any that may look problematic. If you find an open mussel in the wild, we suggest you throw it out as you do not know when it opened, but because our live mussels are inspected before going out, you should not have a problem. If you wish to freeze these mussels, we suggest steaming them beforehand.

    Note: Do not over cook them the meat will shrink. Some of these mussels will have beards and can be easily removed before cooking. We can not remove the beards as it could possibly kill the mussel and they will not open when cooked.  

    Any special requests or instructions can be left in the NOTES section at the Checkout. Eg: Your doorbell does not work, you require a phone call before the order arrives, you would like the fillets / steaks vacuum packed seperately or cut into smaller portions etc.

  • Eco rating

    Our mussels are sourced from sustainable farms along the west coast of South Africa. Baby mussels are seeded onto long ropes, which are placed in the ocean and then raised when the mussels reach maturity. These cultivated mussels actually serve to clean the water making this farming practise highly sustainable.

    ECOSYSTEM IMPACT : Very low

    GEAR USED : Farmed on ropes

    SUPPORTING LOCALS : Yes

    DISTANCE TRAVELLED : 100km

    DOLPHIN / TURTLE IMPACT : None

    REPRODUCTION POTENTIAL : Very high

  • Fishwife Recipes

    Braaied Black Mussels

    While mussels can be prepared in a variety of ways, our partner site The Fishwife shows us just how easy they are to braai. You will need:

    • 1.5 kg black mussels
    • 170g cheese (grated)
    • 5g chives (finely chopped)
    • 1 tsp garlic
    • 125g butter
    • Salt & pepper

    Preparation:

    1. In a pot with a small amount of water at the bottom, steam the mussels for approximately 8 minutes.
    2. While the mussels are steaming, combine the garlic and butter.
    3. Season with salt & pepper and spice of choice
    4. De-beard the mussels.
    5. Open the mussels discarding the half shells with no meat.
    6. Place the remaining mussel shells with meat on a tray and spoon a decent amount of garlic butter into each shell.
    7. Sprinkle the mussels with the grated cheese and chives.
    8. Season with salt and pepper.
    9. Braai until garlic butter is bubbling and cheese has melted.
    10. Enjoy straight off the fire if you wish!
  • Delivery

    Delivery

    R65 same-day packaging & delivery fee
    Order before 11am for same-day delivery (Monday to Friday)
    Free delivery on all orders over R1,200*

    *Free delivery only applies for orders that are in the standard delivery zone.

     CBD | Southern Suburbs | Houtbay | Plattekloof 

         Deep South | Table View, Blouberg, Melkbos | Durbanville 

             Stellenbosch | Somerset West | Franschhoek | Paarl 

            All zoned areas: Monday to Friday

            • Order before 11am and receive your delivery the same day.
            • Order after 11am and receive your delivery the following delivery day.
            • Please note we do not deliver on Saturday, Sunday and Public holidays
            • Re-delivery fee may apply if delivery cannot be taken between delivery times (14:00 - 17:00) without any prior arrangement and a delivery was attempted. Email [email protected] or call 063 666 2802

            Collection

            • Collections are free and take place Monday to Friday.
            • Orders placed online before 11am will be ready to collect same-day from 12h00 to 5pm.
            • Orders placed online after 11am will be made ready for collection the following working day, from 12h00 to 5pm.
            • Should you place your order after 11am and need it that day, or need to collect before 11am (Monday to Friday) please contact our office 063 666 2802 and we will get it ready for you, it normally takes us an hour to cut and prepare.

            Google Maps Search : Greenfish

            Greenfish factory is located in N'Dabeni (Maitland) off Berkley Road turn into Ryger Road.  Drive +-300m and the road will bend sharply to the left.  We are situated  in the bend in a complex called Berkley Square.  Ask security for Greenfish Collections.  Please park outside the home collection door and ring bell.  It is well sign posted. Please park right outside the door.  

            We are working hard to extend our range. If you live outside our current delivery range but think there is significant demand in your area, please contact us.

             

          Customer Reviews
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          LV
          24/06/2024
          Lourika V.
          South Africa South Africa

          Fresh and Local

          Excellent and fast service, with beautiful large fresh black mussels live box - much appreciated and will definitely order again… and again…. Thanks so much!

          PD
          20/06/2024
          Pieter d.
          South Africa South Africa

          Fresh and tasty mussels

          The mussels that we ordered were fresh and very tasty. However we still had to clean the mussels, which wasn’t mentioned in the ad. There were also a number (approximately 20% of the total) that were already open and not edible.

          EL
          04/05/2024
          Edwina L.
          South Africa South Africa

          bad mussels

          I suffered serious food poisoning from the mussels They were puny litlle scraps of mussel and did not open So different from the half shell mussels I used to buy from u

          EL
          08/04/2024
          Edwina L.
          South Africa South Africa

          v disappointing

          i have bought the half shell mussels in the past and loved them The latest delivery were so disappointing Only a tiny sliver of mussel in the shell When cooked in a paella they did notopen fully which was concerning and resulted in diarrhoea the next am

          HM
          09/11/2023
          Helen M.
          South Africa South Africa

          Amazing Mussels

          Taste and flavour and freshness were superb . the sizes were however very disparate. Love what you guys are doing . Keep it up

          FB
          15/07/2023
          Francois B.
          South Africa South Africa

          Black Mussels | Live Box | Cultivated | 2.3kg

          Delicious , fresh and plump ! We made two different dishes on separate evenings. Was way too much for two people all at once. Counted about 80 mussels in total. Will order again.

          Greenfish Black Mussels | Live Box | Cultivated | 2.3kg Review
          BW
          02/06/2023
          Bridgette W.
          South Africa South Africa

          Amazing big, fresh mussels!

          Ordered at 10:30am, delivered at 3pm same day! Super fresh, delicious, definitely ordering these again. We had the best mussel pot with white wine, garlic and cream sauce.

          BW
          02/06/2023
          Bridgette W.
          South Africa South Africa

          Amazing big, fresh mussels!

          Ordered at 10:30am, delivered at 3pm same day! Super fresh, delicious, definitely ordering these again. We had the best mussel pot with white wine, garlic and cream sauce.

          MT
          01/06/2023
          Michael T.
          South Africa South Africa

          Michael Town

          The mussels were great,really fresh with high standard packaging and well worth it. Very happy with the delivery service and overall customer experience

          NT
          24/02/2023
          Nicol T.
          South Africa South Africa

          Black mussels live box

          Great service, fresh as it can be Well done

          WP
          17/02/2023
          Wendy P.
          South Africa South Africa

          Cultivated fresh Black Mussels

          Excellent quality and presentation. Well packaged and delivery was a breeze. Deliciously plump, soft yet firm texture and fresh flavour. I love making my Creamy Mussel Pot.

          LA
          23/01/2023
          Leigh A.
          South Africa South Africa

          Great buy!

          We enjoyed the mussels! Very well sized and fresh!

          Greenfish Black Mussels | Live Box | Cultivated | 2.3kg ReviewGreenfish Black Mussels | Live Box | Cultivated | 2.3kg Review
          BH
          11/12/2022
          Brian H.
          South Africa South Africa

          Marvellous mussels

          Delicious, fresh plump mussels. Expertly packaged and delivered, every time!

          Greenfish Black Mussels | Live Box | Cultivated | 2.3kg Review
          IH
          22/04/2022
          ian H.
          South Africa South Africa

          Chowder at it's best

          Excellent mussels which were using in a chowder that was much acclaimed by guests.

          EF
          17/04/2022
          Esti F.
          South Africa South Africa

          Mussel night @Zomerlustwellington

          The quality and freshness of the mussels are superb! The service is unmatched and highly appreciated

          AO
          25/03/2022
          Andrew O.
          South Africa South Africa

          Moules & Frites

          Better than they have it in Belgium. As fresh as if i'd just spent an hour cursing on the rocks picking them myself. We de-shelled the leftovers - froze them in brine and had them in a pasta a few nights later.

          HD
          25/02/2022
          Helen D.
          South Africa South Africa

          Lovely fresh mussels

          Fresh and tasty mussels and mostly of a very good size

          IB
          19/01/2022
          Ingrid B.
          South Africa South Africa

          Black Mussels Live Box

          Excellent fresh mussels delivered in no time

          JS
          31/12/2021
          James S.
          South Africa South Africa

          Fresh Mussels and Oysters

          Wow, fantastic fresh live mussels and oysters. The family was in awe with the great smells. Thank you Greenfish for packing it so well. Keep up the excellent service.

          A Greenfish Customer
          TH
          17/09/2021
          Tor H.
          South Africa South Africa

          Super fresh

          Utterly delicious. The smell of the ocean filled my kitchen when I began cleaning them. Only a couple were cracked or open, which I thought was good odds. I steamed them in a large pot with white wine, garlic, spring onions and chilli and they were scrumptious. Reminds me of my teen years on the West Coat. Definitely ordering again.

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