I saw some fresh mussels at the market yesterday. Very interesting as you do not see them locally. Usually, I need to order from speciality stores. I asked and the monger said they were bred locally and very affordable.
I bought a catty. Cleaned them amd removed the beards. I sautéed some shallots, garlic and Spanish ham and then put the mussels in. A bit of Sauvignon Blanc and broth and it was reach in 5 mins. Unfortunately, local mussels lack the flavour and to be frank, the beard is not removed completely no matter how hard I try. I'll pass and thumbs down for this seafood. I'd rather pay more for an imported one.