These local Saltspring Island Mussels, also known as Gallo Mussels are sweeter, more flavourful, and larger than their East Coast counterparts, the PEI mussel.
The most common way to cook mussels is to steam them. They can also be baked, stir-fried, or cooked in soup or sauce. Mussels and clams can be cooked together. For a main dish of steamed mussels, allow 1 to 1.5 lbs per person. With pasta or rice, 1 lb is enough. For a side dish or starter, allow half a pound per person.