Mussel Weekend - 3 – 5 May 2013

Blueshell Mussels and Frankie’s Fish and Chip Shop in Brae have come together to host a special Mussel Weekend to coincide with the Shetland Folk Festival this weekend (3 to 5 May).

The event aims to encourage local people and visitors to sample a sustainable and highly nutritious shellfish – that is very easy to cook and readily available - and, at the same time, raise funds for a charity that is particularly important to the seafood industry – the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen (RNMDSF).

Top seafood chefs from Glasgow, Janne and Kristian Johannson who head up Glasgow and Edinburgh’s popular Mussel Inn restaurants will join John Gold and his award-winning team at Frankie’s Fish and Chips to cook up a selection of favourite mussel recipes over the weekend.

The Mussel Inn prides itself in using top quality seafood sourced from Scottish waters, which, of course, includes the MSC-accredited Blueshell Mussels, supplied via the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group.

Managing director of Blueshell Mussels, Michael Laurenson, said: “This weekend is about three businesses with strong provenance values coming together to encourage people to try a sustainable, versatile and quality product that is literally on their doorstep and, at the same time, raise money for RNMDSF.

“It is also important for us that people know more about an industry that truly understands  the importance of environmental standards, which we have always maintained, and provide assurance to our customers that we are delivering, not only a high quality product, but also a sustainable one. All of which has been underpinned by achieving Marine Stewardship Council accreditation.

“We are delighted to be supporting the event by donating the mussels and hosting Janne and Kristian’s visit.

“All we ask now is that people make sure that they book their table early for what promises to be a very busy weekend.”