Mussels contain a substantially higher level of healthy Omega 3’s than any other shellfish. This is why I regularly hand-harvest these beautiful bi-valves outside the cottage in Scotland and turn them into a variety of recipes, from smoked mussels to mussel ceviche. But my favorite is a hefty bowl of Mussels Marinara, prepared with healthy olive oil, garlic, fennel and chili, swimming in a fragrant broth of tomato, wine and mussel liquor. Whether you eat these beauties “straight up” with crusty bread, or dish them over a bed of whole-wheat pasta, this recipe is ultimately delicious and nutritious!

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