i am a lover of all things seafood, and mussels are one of the fastest and easiest meals to prepare. i ate a LOT of them in france this summer and had many “guess how many mussels in the bowl” contests on my facebook page. people were always WAY off . . . sometimes by 100 (THIS was a good one) ! i agree that a bowl of mussels can be very deceiving to the naked eye. here is a bowl of mussels that i made in vermont. can you guess how many were there ?
(answer = 53)