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fresh mussels in honolulu?

duck confit Apr 2, 2009 09:11 PM

Does anyone know where I can purchase fresh mussels to cook? I've only found frozen on the half shell and precooked. Mahalo!

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    Joebob RE: duck confit Apr 4, 2009 01:33 PM

    Manila clams yes, mussels no, unless Whole Foods has them.

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      HIeats RE: duck confit Apr 7, 2009 10:00 AM

      Yah, I've had some recipes calling for mussels I wanted to try and hunted everywhere and came up with nothing. I substituted clams.

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        paulj RE: HIeats Apr 23, 2009 11:22 PM

        The local waters may be too warm for mussels. Flying fresh farmed ones from Washington may be too expensive.

        Frozen mussels, usually in the half shell, from Chile or New Zealand, are a good substitute for fresh.

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        Randy W RE: duck confit Apr 24, 2009 02:39 AM

        Call Seafood Connection

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          MRMoggie RE: duck confit Apr 30, 2009 08:21 PM

          I'd check with Tamashiro's on North King...they seem to have everything else live.

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