Green shell mussels, also known as New Zealand green-lipped mussels, are a type of bivalve mollusk that are native to the coast of New Zealand. They are known for their bright green shells, which are slightly curved and have a glossy appearance. These mussels are farmed and are known for their rich, sweet, and slightly briny flavor. They are a good source of lean protein, essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Green shell mussels can be prepared in a variety of ways, including steaming, grilling, sautéing, and frying. They are often served as an appetizer or in a seafood stew, chowder or pasta dishes. They can also be used to prepare a variety of dishes such as sushi, ceviche, and risotto. Green shell mussels are considered a delicacy and are a popular seafood choice for many people. They can be found fresh or frozen and are often sold live, in the shell or shucked. They are farmed using sustainable methods and are considered an eco-friendly seafood choice.