Mussels are a versatile lot that are incredibly easy to cook. They make for excellent table fair as they can be whipped into any recipe at any given time. They acquire the salty taste of the sea but otherwise absorb the taste of the broth they are usually cooked in. Its mild taste and firm texture makes them a hit with home cooks. Mussels can be steamed, fried, broiled, smoked or baked. They have exceptional nutritional value since they are high in protein and heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.