Mussels: How to clean
Place the mussels in a sink of cold water.
Scrub with a stiff brush or scrape with the backof a kitchen knife to remove barnacles.
Grasp the beard — the fibrous clump — and pull out swiftly towards the hinge end.
Rinse and place in a bowl ready to cook.
Make it now
Try Celia Hay's recipe for Moules mariniere.