What Is the difference between oysters and mussels? ?
What's the best way to eat them both?
- Nikki PLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
The oyster that you have pictured is much softer the scallop is a very firm muscle.
Now a mussel is a bit firmer than a oyster, a bit softer than the scallop.
Oysters can be eaten raw, I have yet to see a mussel eaten raw and a scallop can be eaten raw.
Steamed in their shell with butter, a bit of white wine, some lemon juice the mussels are great with a loaf of crusty baguette to sop up the juices.
Seared scallops are great as long as they are not over cooked. They are sweet.
Oysters are good breaded and fried (but what isn't?) They are good in a chowder (or chowdah) And as a snack lots of people eat them smoked with crackers.
- 2 months ago
One of the major differences that can be noticed is in the fertilization. In marine Mussels, fertilization happens outside the body. The larval stage drifts for three to six months before settling on a hard surface as a young mussel.
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 72 months ago
Both are bivalves, but the shell shape and the flesh are both different. Mussels are traditionally steamed in a wine sauce and are delicious. Oysters are served many different ways, but are most delightful raw, on a soda cracker, with a sauce of ketchup, horseradish and lemon juice.
- CliveLv 72 months ago
Oysters are oysters and mussels are mussels. They're different species, like humans and chimpanzees.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- 2 months ago
They taste different. Also, you eat them by taking them out of the shells and chewing.
- alLv 52 months ago
Oysters taste really good, mussels not so much.
Eaten on the half shell of course!!!
- RickLv 62 months ago
an oyster is a type of mussel ...................
- LeeLv 42 months ago
Oysters pay for public transport, muscles help you move your skeleton. The best way of eating them is with your mouth.