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

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twinjadojo July 16, 2014
I'd also go back a step and try to find P.E.I. mussels, but maybe (just maybe) I'm biased. ;)
 
amysarah July 15, 2014
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.
 
Merrill S. December 24, 2011
There are usually 20-25 mussels in a pound, and you'll want 1/2 to 3/4 pound per person.
 
anadimae July 15, 2014
thank you~!!!
 
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