26 mussel recipes for shellfish lovers

Once they pop, you won't be able to stop.

Mussels with beer and bacon
Mussels are the under-sung heroes of the sea. The shellfish take just minutes to cook, and when steamed, yield a beautifully sweet and flavoursome sauce. As far as classic go, you can't go past Bar Alto's steamed mussels with chilli, garlic and white wine or Maurice Terzini's squazzata di cozze. Or, try them stuffed, simmered in a paella, or turned into a creamy chowder. This one's for you, shellfish lovers.