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

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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.

  8. joshua.c.croteau (verified owner)

    Not for me. These were in my first ever order and I tried them on cape cod chips and they’re a very different animal than the mussels I’ve had in olive oil. I don’t think I’m a big escabeche guy based on what I’ve had.

  9. deenzandgreenz (verified owner)

    Wonderful! I’m not huge on mussels but these were great. Moist with a great texture. Tasted perfect with garlic chips. Thanks RTG!

  10. A. Pearson (verified owner)

    Just when I was about to give up on canned mussels….

    Mussels have been one of my least-favorite tinned seafoods. I don’t hate them, but I have found the texture of the ones I’ve tried to be too soft and indistinctive for my liking (though I usually think they taste fine!).

    These ones are either slightly firmer than others I’ve tried, or I’ve finally just gotten so used to the texture that I’m starting to not mind it, but it’s the first tin of mussels that made me say to myself “well hot damn I would actually happily buy another one of these.” I also enjoyed the way the hit of vinegar comes through without being overpowering. A good tin!

  11. Daniel Nusdeo (verified owner)

    Oh boy, these were fantastic. My favorite tinned mussels I’ve had yet. I absolutely devoured them with some sliced tomatoes and red onions marinated in balsamic. Mixed some oil from the tin in and dunked the mussels into it, was heaven. They were also absolutely delicious right out of the tin. Solid large whole mussels with a great texture, and no fishy/briny taste.

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