Ati Manel Mussels in Escabeche


One of the all-time classic conservas, and for good reason. Did you know that the farming of bivalves is a net positive for the oceans? We should all be eating fewer shrimp and more mussels, oysters, and clams. They require zero inputs and actually improve the water they’re grown in.

110g (3.9oz) tin

In stock


Ingredients: Mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) (63.64%), Sunflower Oil (24.8%), Wine Vinegar (Sulphites), (9.9%), Garlic, Laurel (Bay leaf), Spices, and Salt.

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  1. nrobinson (verified owner)

    This was my second experience with canned mussels since going to a local place that served conservas and becoming obsessed. Sardines are cool now? And there’s more than just sardines and tuna?!

    After having a different brand of mussels at said place and loving them, I was really looking forward to this tin. Unfortunately they fell a bit short on flavor. They had a slight “fishiness” to them more so than most non canned mussels I had and far more than my first tin. The texture was great… creamy but with some structure. No grit at all. The sauce was good, but I found out after eating this can you’re supposed to emulsify the oil and vinegar before serving, so I missed out on that and got a more oily experience. I’ll give this can another shot after I have a few more mussel tins under the belt.

  2. Peter Kupchick (verified owner)

    A fine tin of mussels especially at the price point. Flavor wise they were on par with the others I’ve had. Texturally maybe a bit less firm and snappy. Still enjoyed them thoroughly.

  3. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Ati Manel never disappoints – this is an above-average tin of mussels that is both beautiful and tasty. I slightly preferred their spicy escabeche version over this non-spicy version, but this escabeche was definitely good enough to soak up with mini toasts. Each mussel had a pleasantly soft (but not too soft) texture with just a hint of chalkiness but no grit. The sauce itself was seasoned well and above average overall, bringing a nice tang to each bite. Absolutely worth the purchase for anyone who loves mussels!

  4. Savoury Snacks With Catz (verified owner)

    This was my second time trying tinned mussels in escabeche; I usually eat the smoked Patagonia ones in broth. My first experience was not good (can’t remember what tin). I didn’t understand the escabeche and couldn’t figure out why my mussels were packed in a sour, oily sauce.

    Then I got this Ati Manel tin as part of a set with Anna Hezel’s Tins to Table book, and learned I was supposed to emulsify the sauce (thanks, RTG!). I was skeptical, but wanted to give it another try.

    I emusified the sauce and mixed it into egg yolks for a simplified version of Anna’s deviled eggs with mussels: divine!

    I ate a few more mussels with french fries and more sauce: also divine!

    It’s a nice tin. The mussels aren’t rubbery or chalky, and the escabeche’s zip makes sense when paired with the richness of eggs or fried potatoes.

  5. linfinityandbeyond (verified owner)

    Mussels had great texture! The escabeche is vinegary / tangy so you do need something to counteract that – either a toast, or I put it on Trader Joe’s white truffle potato chips with sour cream – umami city,

  6. LA (verified owner)

    Very tasty morsels in a balanced, mild escabeche. I added a bit of hot sauce, but that’s personal preference; they’d be fine without embellishment. The mussels are meaty & pleasant to savor. Altogether a pleasurable offering, & a crowd-pleaser. Neither the “I need fire & funk” nor the “I hope this doesn’t taste like, y’know, fish” bloc has anything to complain about here.

  7. bhartealex (verified owner)

    My first try of a mussel in escabeche. I went very simple, whipping up the sauce a bit and then serving over the mussels with some plain cape cod potato chips. They were excellent- meaty mussels with the tang of the sauce and salty crunch of the chip. A new favorite for me.

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