Media Release: Special Scottish mussel recipe created to celebrate Scottish food and drink fortnight


A SPECIAL menu dish highlighting the quality of Scottish rope-grown mussels and other seafood found around our shores has been specially created by Mussel Inn restaurant in Glasgow to celebrate Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

Matt Johansson of Mussel Inn in Hope Street, Glasgow, devised the mini seafood platter dish so as to showcase the vast array of quality seafood that Scotland has to offer.

Using rope-grown mussels supplied by farms belonging to the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG), the mini seafood platter also features coley, seabass, prawns and scallops, which are cooked in an intricate recipe that includes crème fraiche, white wine and tarragon.

Mr Johannson said: “Scotland offers some of the best seafood in the world – so it’s entirely appropriate to create this new recipe for Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.”

Stephen Cameron, the managing director of SSMG, said: “Mussels are fantastic quality at this time of year and taste superb, so we are delighted that Matt has come up with this exciting new dish that highlights the very best of Scottish seafood.

“We are enjoying a boom in sales at the moment because consumers are increasingly recognising the versatility of mussels in the kitchen. They are easy to cook and are also very healthy to eat being low in calories and fat.”

The Mini Seafood Platter will be on the lunch menu (£9.95 including a glass of wine) of Mussel Inn in Glasgow and Edinburgh over Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (3 to 18 September).

The recipe can be viewed on the SSMG website,


For further information please contact Matt Johansson on tel 0141 572 1405

Issued on behalf of Mussel Inn by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018

6th September 2011

Notes to editors

  • SSMG is the UK’s premier producer of finest quality mussels and oysters supplying most major supermarkets as well as wholesalers and restaurants. Last year, rope-grown mussels produced by SSMG became the first farmed seafood in the UK to achieve the prestigious Friend of the Sea (FoS) certification providing independent confirmation of the sustainability of its aquaculture operations and minimal environmental impact.
  • SSMG farms have also successfully completed the pre-assessment phase for the flagship Marine Stewardship Council standard as a well managed, sustainable and environmentally responsible operation. Farms are now currently undergoing the full MSC assessment process with completion due in early 2012.
  • More details on SSMG at
  • More details on Mussel Inn at

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