Don Gastronom (La Narval) Fried Small Mussels in Escabeche 12/16


Mussels from the Galician coast prepared in one of the most classic sauces in Spain: Escabeche. This version is made with paprika, vinegar, oil, garlic and bay leaves.

110g tin

In stock


Ingredients: mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), sunflower oil, wine vinegar, garlic, bay.

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  1. kcward (verified owner)

    I tried these straight out of the tin, and with the traditional delivery method, on chips. I was very impressed, particularly at this price point. Recently tried Siesta’s mussels, at about the same price point, and Siesta’s were “chalky”. Don Grastomon’s, not. Measure up well against Patagonia’s, which I love.

  2. dixiecurrey (verified owner)

    Mmm, escabeche. I love mussels and escabeche, and this was a great tin at a great price! Yummy right from the tin, but Really Yummy with potatoes as suggested. I tried with both kettle cooked potato chips and mashed potatoes, and both were great! The sauce was a little more mild than other escabeches I’ve tried, but still delicious!

  3. Matt (verified owner)

    These were my first tinned mussels and I thought they were very tasty. Ate them with some Cape Cod potato chips and thought they complemented the mussels perfectly. Escabeche was very flavorful and I ended up dipping the chips into the sauce long after the mussels were gone.

  4. Leah (verified owner)

    very very good, especially for the price point. I had with roasted garlic on toast for more of a meal, but it really doesn’t need all of that. straight out of the tin was delicious too. 4/5 will be re-purchasing

  5. rmm59 (verified owner)

    Solid mussels! The escabeche was indeed quite flavorful, and the mussels paired very well with potato chips (as other reviewers mentioned). Not my favorite mussels overall (that still goes to Fangst), but very good for the price point so will be repurchasing.


  6. largerbirdy (verified owner)

    Very good, especially considering its among the lower priced mussels on the site. We had them over sourdough with pickled red onion garnish and olive oil. The oil was probably unnecessary as the salsa escabeche was a nice flavor. There was a fishiness that our pickles helped counter but a good creamy texture that nevertheless satisfied the mussel fans here!

  7. twa101 (verified owner)

    I think this was my first try at canned mussels and I didn’t pay attention to the box so I was surprised when the Escabeche sauce trickled out when I cracked the tin. A very mild and briny scented tin, and I could smell a bit of the garlic. Fourteen nicelooking mussels in a vibrant paprika hued sauce with several slices of garlic and a big chunk of bay leaf. The mussels had a very mild flavor, nothing funky or off and the escabeche really complimented it with the herbs and punch of vinegar. The mussels were pretty soft, a bit mushy, but I expect that is to be expected after they’ve been through the canning process. I decided to try about half of the tin with potato chips which apparently is the traditional way. The chips added a good textural contrast, even after dipping them into the escabeche before applying the mussel. Speaking of the escabeche, it was delicious and the flavor reminded me a bit of Salsa Espinaler. Very garlicky, with lots of paprika and the large piece of bay added a medicinal, floral pop. I could see why some people like to eat this with mashed potatoes and I think the next time I get these I’ll serve them over cauliflower mash. This was my third different Don Gastronom (La Narval) product, and I must say they have all been as good as their sharp graphic design. Definitely looking forward to trying more.

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