Black Mussels | Live Box | Cultivated | 2.3kg
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.
1 x Box of live black mussels (approx. 2.3 - 2.4kg per box)
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.
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
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
- In a pot with a small amount of water at the bottom, steam the mussels for approximately 8 minutes.
- While the mussels are steaming, combine the garlic and butter.
- Season with salt & pepper and spice of choice
- De-beard the mussels.
- Open the mussels discarding the half shells with no meat.
- Place the remaining mussel shells with meat on a tray and spoon a decent amount of garlic butter into each shell.
- Sprinkle the mussels with the grated cheese and chives.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Braai until garlic butter is bubbling and cheese has melted.
- Enjoy straight off the fire if you wish!
R65 same-day packaging & delivery fee
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
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.
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.
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.
‘oh so fresh’ mussels.
Most amazing - thank you so much! Your service was excellent in going out of your way to arrange delivery of my ‘oh so fresh’ mussels. What a pleasure dealing with Greenfish and you’ll hear from me soon again! Appreciated L
Mussels and tuna steak
This is the second time I have ordered from Green Fish and we are so impressed. We shared a tuna steak last night and it was absolutely delicious.
Best mussels ever
Thank you Green Fish for the most divine fresh mussels
What do Jean Claude Van Damme & Greenfish have in common? Some seriously big mussels.
Could not have been fresher. Delicious just harvested flavour and texture
mussels and oysters great thanks
Extremely happy. Worth every sent. Fantastic taste . Well packed and delivered by a caring friendly person.
Fresh mussels and hake fillets.
As usual beautiful fresh seafood. Simply the best quality and amazing delivery service and packaging.
Super fresh tasty mussels
Brilliant quality, great flavor, all opened, no dead ones. cant beat
Thank you, the mussels were sooo fresh and tasty! Made moules mariniere - was delicious! Ordering was easy and delivery was prompt.
Th mussels were delicious and fresh. Will be ordering again
Excellent! So fresh
Fresh black mussel box
The mussels were delivered exactly as described, live in an ice box. As they are farmed in Saldanha Bay and not taken off the rocks, it is a sustainable harvest with the advantage of virtually no sand to deal with in the cooking process. We had some as a starter, simply steamed open on the day of delivery. The rest were kept under a wet cloth in the fridge and were as fresh the next evening when we cooked a Thai Red Mussel Curry. Delicious!
Mussels and Sole boxes
Great service and quick delivery for the freshest mussels and soles. The mussels were fantastic and more fresh and juicy you cannot get. The soles are on the menu this coming week. I will definitely order again.