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How to Prepare World-Famous TURNER Mussels | Green-Lipped Mussel Recipe, Benefits

Mussels are a great source of protein for those looking to add some variety to their diets. They are high in iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.

In this article, you will learn all the health benefits you obtain when you include mussels as part of your regular diet, as well as some delicious recipes for you to try out.

Nutrition Facts of Mussels

Mussels are very nutrient-rich. If you are wondering about the nutritional information about them. Here is the nutritional information of 3 oz (85 g) of blue shell mussels raw.

  • Calories: 73 kcal
  • Carbs: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g
  • Fats:1.9 g

Benefits of Green-Lipped Mussels

Benefits of Green-Lipped Mussels

1. High-quality protein

Mussels are a great source of high-quality protein. Proteins are made up of amino acids. Some of them the body can create (non-essential amino acids), while others cannot produce (essential). Thus, the essential amino acids need to be consumed through your diet.

Thanks to mussels having all the amino acids considered “essential,” it is a high-quality protein.

Additionally, it is very high in protein and deficient in fat. It is ideal for those looking to lose weight or control their fat intake during the day.

 

2. Good for heart health

Although mussels are not very high in fats, the small amount of fat comes from omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are good for heart health since they help reduce inflammation in the body. Additionally, they can help regulate blood pressure.

 

3. Prevents anemia

Mussels are very high in iron since 3 oz provides 33% of the daily recommended value of this vital mineral. For people with anemia, it is an excellent source of iron. To increase the absorption of iron, make sure you have it along with some vitamin C (for example, mussels with some lemon).

They are also a good source of vitamin B12, which is essential for red blood formation. A reduced intake of vitamin B12 could lead to another type of anemia.

 

4. Aids in weight loss

Since it is low in calories, it is an excellent option for those people looking to lose a couple of pounds. Additionally, since it is very high in protein, it has a satiating effect. This means that after consuming mussels, you are likely to feel fuller for a longer time.

This prevents you from feeling hungry during the day, which avoids snacking or getting too hungry for your next meal. Thus, you consume fewer calories during the day, which leads to weight loss.

 

Why TURNER mussels?

TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS

If you want to add all those fantastic benefits that mussels have, the best option is to opt for TURNER mussels. They are cultivated in the unpolluted ocean of New Zealand, which means that they are guaranteed to be 100% natural and chemical-free.

Our TURNER mussels are not farm-raised; they feed on natural phytoplankton found in the ocean. This means that besides being a top-notch product, we make sure that we don’t harm the sea environment.

They are already pre-cooked, so you only need to cook them slightly. Thus, saving a lot of time in the kitchen. TURNER mussels have a significantly higher meat yield than blue or black mussels.

 

TURNER Mussel Recipes

Recipe -1

“World Famous” TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS in White Wine Sauce

TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS in White Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 kg TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS
  • Collect all TURNER MUSSEL Ocean Broth/Sea Stock from the pouch (collect into a container approx. 250ml)
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion diced
  • Pinch chili pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 ripe tomatoes
  • Pepper from the mill
  • 250 ml white wine or vegetable stock
  • Chopped parsley
  • Pinch of TURNER Flaky Sea Salt (optional)
  • Sourdough bread or baguette

Preparation

  1. Open the package of TURNER MUSSELS and collect the ocean broth/sea stock into a container (approx. 250 ml) and set aside.
  2. Keep in mind that the broth is already salty, so only add TURNER Flaky Sea Salt as an option after you taste.
  3. Remove the beards from the TURNER MUSSELS (watch the video Noel made showing how to remove the beards). LINK TO VIDEO

Cooking Procedure

  1. Take a large pot.
  2. Peel the garlic and onion and chop everything finely.
  3. Finely dice the chili pepper.
  4. Sauté everything together in the olive oil in the large pot until translucent.
  5. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces and sauté them as well.
  6. Pour in white wine and the TURNER sea broth/ocean juice and simmer for about 8 minutes. Season with pepper and herbs optional.
  7. Add the TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS.
  8. Cook the TURNER MUSSELS for 1 minute at high heat (Do NOT overcook them as they were already “precooked in the pouch in their ocean broth in New Zealand,” you are merely heating them).
  9. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with sourdough bread or baguette.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe -2

“World Famous” TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS in Tomato Sauce

TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 kg TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS
  • Collect all TURNER MUSSEL Ocean Broth/Sea Stock from the pouch (collect into a container approx. 250ml)
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion diced
  • Pinch chili pepper
  • 1 tsp. sugar or erythritol or 1 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1can (400g) tomato pieces or 500g ripe tomatoes cut into pieces
  • Pepper from the mill
  • 250 mL red wine
  • Chopped basil
  • 3 pinches of TURNER Flaky Sea Salt
  • Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top (optional)
  • Sourdough bread or baguette

Preparation

  1. Open the package of TURNER green shell mussels and collect the sea broth in a container (approx. 250ml) and set it aside.
  2. The broth is salty, so do not add too much salt.
  3. Remove the beards from the mussels and rinse them briefly.
  4. Prepare a large pot.

Cooking process

  1. Peel the garlic and onion and also chop the chili finely.
  2. Sauté the onion, garlic, and chili in the olive oil until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the sweetness.
  4. Pour in red wine and clam stock from the package.
  5. Add tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add a little water or more red wine if the sauce gets too thick.
  8. Add the mussels and heat over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. (Please DO NOT overcook as the mussels have already been “precooked” in the bag in their sea broth in New Zealand).
  9. Stir 1-2 times in between.
  10. Sprinkle with basil and serve with baguette/white bread. Depending on taste, also sprinkle with a little Parmesan.

 

Recipe -3

“World Famous” TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS in coconut-curry sauce

TRNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS in coconut-curry sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 pack (1 kg) TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS
  • Collect all sea stock/ocean broth (empty from pouch and place in a container, approx. 250ml)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cm ginger bulb grated
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • Juice of ½ lime or lemon juice
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 onion
  • Some chili or chili flakes
  • Ground pepper
  • Chopped basil
  • Sourdough bread or baguette

Preparation

  1. Open the TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS packet, collect all the sea stock/ocean broth into a container (approx. 250ml), and put it to one side.
  2. The broth is salty, so only add TURNER sea salt optionally for taste after cooking and before serving.
  3. Remove the beards from the TURNER MUSSELS (watch video prepared by Noel Turner).LINK VIDEO
  4. Prepare a large pot.

Cooking Procedure

  1. Peel the garlic and onion and chop everything finely.
  2. Finely grate the ginger and lemon zest.
  3. Dice the chili pepper.
  4. Mix everything in a large pot in the coconut oil until translucent.
  5. Add the curry powder and immediately pour in the coconut milk, the TURNER sea stock/ocean broth, and the lemon juice, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Season with pepper and herbs optional.
  7. Add the TURNER WHOLE SHELL MUSSELS.
  8. Cook the TURNER MUSSELS for 1 minute over high heat. (Do NOT overcook them as they were already “precooked in the pouch in their ocean broth in New Zealand,” you are merely heating them).
Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve with sourdough bread/baguette.