Sold as four pounds of mussels in the shell. A fun, interesting hors d’oeuvre for your family or a special gathering. Mussels were an important food source for the Native Americans who lived on the Pacific Coast. Mussels continue to be harvested as sources of both food up and down the Pacific Coast of North America. They can be baked, boiled, or fried like other mussels, clams, and oysters. Great to serve steamed with butter and bread, or add spices to create a tasty broth. Shipped overnight LIVE in a 48 hour “cooler” box.