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Scottish Shellfish Mussel into Food Sector

SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group has launched a major marketing push into the foodservice sector for its frozen mussel range.

Such has been the success of the range with existing customers that Scottish Shellfish has now moved to develop the market further, which it believes has huge potential.


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"One of the great attractions of mussels is that they are quick to cook and easy to prepare"
Derek Sharp, commercial manager for Scottish Shellfish

Supplied either fresh cooked in their own natural juices or in a variety of sauces, the shell-on mussels come in vacuum pouches for ease of preparation and portion control.

The sauces include White Wine, Garlic Butter, Mediterranean and Thai Curry, while the fresh cooked mussels on their own are ideal for restaurants looking to create their own distinctive dishes.

Derek Sharp, commercial manager for Scottish Shellfish, said: Mussels are an extremely popular choice in restaurants and we believe our range brings real innovation into the foodservice sector, he said.

One of the great attractions of mussels is that they are quick to cook and easy to prepare, yet taste fantastic and can be served with a huge variety of sauces, either as a starter or a main meal.

The mussels, which can be supplied in pack weights to customers exact specifications, offer easy storage in a busy kitchen and can be cooked from frozen, ensuring good portion control and waste prevention.

Scottish mussels are cultivated in an environmentally-friendly way in the pure waters of the Scottish west coast and northern isles. With consumers now increasingly aware of the provenance and sustainability of the food they eat, this is an additional point of attraction that caterers and restaurateurs can flag-up on their menus.

Ellen Hardy

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