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How many mussels (average from Maine) are in a pound? How many pounds for 12 people?

asked by Bruno Baci about 4 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 4 years ago

There are usually 20-25 mussels in a pound, and you'll want 1/2 to 3/4 pound per person.

added over 1 year ago

thank you~!!!


amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

Also depends on whether it's a starter or main course. For the latter, I'd definitely figure 3/4 pound (9-10 lbs total) - especially since there are invariably some dead ones you'll end up tossing when you clean them.

added over 1 year ago

I'd also go back a step and try to find P.E.I. mussels, but maybe (just maybe) I'm biased. ;)