Consumers tips & FAQ – our MUSSELS in sauce

FAQ

Q.: HOW CAN I PREPARE THE SOGEL COOKED MUSSELS?

A.: OUR SOGEL MUSSELS ARE CONVENIENTLY VACUUM PACKED. ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE CAREFULLY EXPLAIN ON OUR PACKAGING. HERE ARE TWO SAFE WAYS TO REHEAT THE PRODUCT.

BOIL IN THE BAG:

  1. REMOVE VACUUM SEALED BAG FROM CARTON – DO NOT TEAR OR PUNCTURE THE BAG
  2. PLACE BAG IN BOILING WATER FOR 4 OR 5 MINUTES. LET STAND 1 MINUTE
  3. CAREFULLY REMOVE THE BAG FROM THE WATER, OPEN AND SERVE.

MICROWAVE:

  1. REMOVE VACUUM SEALED BAG FROM CARTON
  2. MAKE 2 OR 3 SMALL SLITS IN THE BAG, PLACE THE BAG WITH SLITS FACING UP ON A MICROWAVE SAFE DISH AND MICROWAVE FOR 3 OR 4 MINUTES
  3. LET THE PRODUCT REST IN THE BAG FOR AT LEAST 1 MINUTE BEFORE OPENING THE BAG AND SERVE.

IN BOTH CASE, BE CAREFUL: MUSSELS, LIQUID AND ESCAPING STEAM ARE HOT AND MAY CAUSE BURNS.

Q.: CAN I FREEZE MY SOGEL FRESH COOKED MUSSELS?

A.: YES, OUR SOGEL FRESH COOKED MUSSELS CAN BE FROZEN DIRECTLY IN THE BAG AS THIS PRODUCT HAS NEVER BEEN FROZEN BEFORE. IF YOU FREEZE OUR SOGEL COOKED MUSSELS, WE RECOMMEND TO THAW THE BAG OVERNIGHT IN A REFRIGERATOR THEN COOK THEM IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING OUR INSTRUCTIONS. DO NOT REFREEZE A DEFROSTED PRODUCT.

Q.: WHAT IS A SERVING SIZE FOR A MAIN COURSE OR FOR AN APPETIZER?

A.: AS A MAIN COURSE, WE WOULD RECOMMEND A FULL BAG (1LB) OF OUR DELICIOUS SOGEL MUSSELS PER PERSON.
AS AN APPETIZER, 1LB BAG CAN BE SHARE FOR 2 OR 3 PERSONS. BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU WILL LOVE OUR MUSSELS SO YOU MIGHT HAVE TO OPEN THE SECOND BAG PROMPTLY.

Q.: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A BAG IS BLOWN?

A.: DO NOT CONSUME THE PRODUCT. IT USUALLY MEANS THE REQUIRED STORAGE TEMPERATURE OF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN COMPROMISED SOMEWHERE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN.
AS WITH ALL SEAFOOD PRODUCTS IF YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO BELIEVE THE PRODUCT IS NOT OF THE BEST QUALITY PLEASE DO NOT EAT THE MUSSELS.  WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOU CONTACTING US WITH THE PRODUCT INFORMATION.  THIS HELPS US CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY TO YOU OUR CUSTOMER.

Q.: I WOULD LIKE TO ADD SOME INGREDIENTS INTO THE RECIPE, IS IT POSSIBLE?

A.: OF COURSE. SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE SUGGESTED INCREDIBLE TIPS FOR FLAVORING THE MUSSELS IN GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE.
FOR EXAMPLE, JUST ADD A TEA SPOON OF PERNOD OR RICARD AFTER HEATING THE MUSSELS. YOU COULD ALSO ADD A LITTLE BIT OF WHITE WINE INSTEAD. YOU WILL GET A WONDERFUL RECIPE!
IF YOU HAVE A SECRET PREPARATION TO SHARE WITH US, SEND US AN EMAIL, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Q.: AFTER HEATING THE BAG, SOME MUSSELS ARE STILL CLOSED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

A.: FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PACKAGING, IF AFTER HEATING ONE OR TWO MUSSELS ARE STILL CLOSED, DISCARD THE MUSSELS THAT ARE NOT OPENED.

Q.: CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY IDEAS OF HOW TO SERVE YOUR MUSSELS ?

A.: AT SOGELCO, WE LOVE TRYING NEW RECIPES WITH OUR SOGEL MUSSELS. YOU CAN TRY THE TRADITIONAL BOWL OF SOGEL MUSSELS WITH GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE AND HOMEMADE FRENCH FRIES OR WITH A GOOD BREAD FOR DIPPING IN THE GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE. AND IF YOU PREFER A MORE HEALTHY SOLUTION WITH A CAESAR SALAD. YOU CAN ALSO JUST MIX SOGEL MUSSELS IN MARINARA SAUCE WITH HALF A POUND OF SPAGHETTI AND PLACE THE MUSSELS ON TOP. SHARE THIS DELIGHTFUL PASTA ENTRÉE AND AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS!

WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY AND PROUD TO RECEIVE YOUR NUMEROUS REVIEWS ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS, DO NOT HESITATE TO SEND US AN EMAIL AND TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH SOGEL MUSSELS.

SOME OF OUR SOGEL MUSSELS’ LOVERS REVIEWS

“Greetings!…several hours ago I purchased your mussels with garlic butter.  Came home and heated some water…6 mins. later I enjoyed some of the finest and freshest mussels I’ve ever had.” – Barry, NY, USA “Just a quick note to say my wife and I tried your mussels tonight (purchased at Sam’s Club) …… fantastic ….. tender, tasty, great broth!!!  Worthy of the time for an e-mail.  Keep up the good work!!” – Barry, BC, Canada “Folks…These mussels are incredible…The whole family is hooked on them…Unfortunately, it appears that a lot of other people are as well, as ALL of our local Costco stores are out of stock…” – Mitch, DC, USA “I’m writing to tell you that your Fresh Cooked Mussels are wonderful! I bought two (2) boxes for the Christmas holidays thinking that that was ample. Wrong. They are so good and tasty that I ate one package by myself. Selfish? Yes. The garlic butter sauce is outstanding; warm French bread dipped into it is to die for!” – Gary, IL, USA

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