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

asked by Bruno Baci over 5 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

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added over 5 years ago

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

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added about 3 years ago

thank you~!!!

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amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years 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.

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added about 3 years ago

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

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