The world of food is a complex and curious one, full of dishes and recipes to discover. Whether with meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, vegetables, fruits or legumes; There is always a hole in the stomach prepared for those with more doubts. One of the delicacies that most people question are mussels, one of the many shell creatures that humanity finds difficult to eat due to their unusual appearance. However, they are protagonists of many precautions.
One of them has been dismantled by Caracol Viajes, a couple who travels the world in a motorhome and shares it with their more than 2,000 followers on TikTok. Her latest video explains why mussels stay closed during cooking, and insists that they can be consumed. The usual thing, this being advice given by chef Karlos Arguiñano, is to discard the pieces that remain closed during the cooking process.
Without even needing a knife to open it, the woman shows that this closed mussel is in good condition. Upon removing it from her shell, it is discovered that it was actually attached by two suction cups, but that this does not affect her condition. In her words, the fact that it was closed during cooking is a sign that the mollusk is good. Thus, she ate it in front of the camera, without doubts or remorse.
The video has nearly 42,000 views since it was published, as well as 510 likes and 75 comments. One of them, in particular, resolves a question that had been recorded for many users during the video: “What are the arches at the end due to?” In the final seconds you can hear a retching sound that is cut off by the conclusion of the recording. The answer is simple, as well as entertaining: “My husband is very funny.”
“I am from a seaside port and I have been told all my life that if they are still closed after cooking… bad business. I prefer not to risk it,” expressed another user. However, there was a division of opinions on this matter: “56-year-old Galician, all my life the shellfish harvesters told me that they don't eat it and they don't eat it.” “If I see that the mussel is closed, I spit and it opens easier,” read another response.
Among the replicas, there were those who continued to question the good condition of the food, thinking that it will not suit them soon. “You do what you see, but I am Galician and I tell you that if it does not open when cooking it is better to throw it away, you will escape diarrhea,” one of the comments warned her. “In the supermarket they taught me not to sell those because they were dead and couldn't be eaten,” said another user.