:g: Can i use cooked mussel,ive always thought about it coz it would make shelling easier,has anyone tried this if so what were the results,be interested to know.
bought frozen mussels are usually blanched especially if you get them up around the tyne area.Personally, I'd be afraid that blanching mussels by pouring boiling water over them might weaken their scent while I'm sure that completely boiling them would do so. If you're not keen on shelling them then try buying frozen. I prefer to use frozen mussel to fresh anyhow.
It's all about increasing scent. By the time the fish find them naturally they're probably well past their best. When freezing my own mussel I like to let them seep in their own juices for at least 24 hours before freezing them, as some of the professional bait freezers do, after which they're nice and smelly.