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New Zealand Mussels?

Seafood_Lover_1 Aug 29, 2011 01:14 PM

Someone please help me out. Where can I find frozen New Zealand Green Shell Mussels in Boston?

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  1. trufflehound RE: Seafood_Lover_1 Aug 29, 2011 03:10 PM

    Trader Joes may have them. Asian markets usually have them.

    Trader Joe's
    1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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      skippy66 RE: Seafood_Lover_1 Aug 29, 2011 03:22 PM

      I think I saw them in the seafood counter at Market Basket in Burlington several weeks ago. They were fresh, not frozen. You might want to give them a call.

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        Seafood_Lover_1 RE: Seafood_Lover_1 Aug 29, 2011 05:11 PM

        Thanks to both of you! I'll call both places & see what they say.

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          Johnresa RE: Seafood_Lover_1 Aug 30, 2011 09:54 PM

          They have them at Super 88/Hong Kong Supermarket in Dorchester and in Malden :-) Just picked some up yesterday in Malden for $5.99 a box

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            Seafood_Lover_1 RE: Johnresa Aug 31, 2011 03:10 AM

            Thank you! :)

        2. StriperGuy RE: Seafood_Lover_1 Aug 31, 2011 06:29 AM

          Just for my own curiosity, what makes the New Zealand ones preferable to fresh more local ones?

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            Seafood_Lover_1 RE: StriperGuy Aug 31, 2011 07:01 AM

            The NZ mussels are much bigger & meatier. I also prefer the flavor of the NZ mussels. I still like the local mussels too though.

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              StriperGuy RE: Seafood_Lover_1 Aug 31, 2011 07:06 AM

              Gotcha, they are BIG. Will have to grab a box myself.


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              Boston_Otter RE: StriperGuy Aug 31, 2011 09:42 AM

              They have a really fresh flavor and can be bigger than your fist -- really huge. I was a fiend for them when I was in NZ and will need to grab a box sometime!

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