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ABOUT US

Kinkawooka Shellfish is an integrated seafood growing, catching and processing company owned and operated by the Puglisi family, 5th generation fisherman with a rich heritage of producing high quality seafood. First established in 1976, Kinkawooka is located in Port Lincoln, South Australia.

PRODUCTS

1kg
Pot Ready

Kinkawooka’s famous live, scrubbed, cleaned and de-bearded mussels, packed in our unique ‘sea sure’ packaging – keeping them live and stress free making them soft, sweet and delicious, every time. There are approximately 40-50 pieces per kg.

500g
Retail Pack

Kinkawooka’s Live Pot Ready Mussels, packed in a convenient 500g pack – ideal for retail as a serve for 2 people.

1kg, 2kg, 3kg and 5kg
Caterer’s Pack

Kinkawooka’s Live Pot Ready Mussels come packed in a 5kg bag using our unique ‘sea sure’ technology. This format is ideal for restaurants, hotels or cafés – reducing waste, labour and cost.

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Commodity
Mussels

Packed directly from the harvest boat, these mussels are not graded, scrubbed, cleaned or de-bearded but are keenly priced.

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Proprietary
Brand

Kinkawooka can develop your own packaging for use in foodservice distribution or retail.

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Mussel
Stock

Kinkawooka mussels have developed a unique stock. Extracted from live mussels, minutes from harvesting, the Kinkawooka mussel stock is smooth, rich and sweet – an ideal base to soups, chowders or sauces. Packed in 2L frozen pouches.

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650g Cooked
Australian Blue Mussels 

We grade, scrub and de-beard our mussels, then cook our mussels in their natural juices and spring water within an hour of harvest to guarantee that every mussel in the bag is full, sweet and delicious. Chilled and packed in convenient 650g single serve packs, our Cooked Australian Blue Mussels can be eaten straight from the bag, heated with your favourite sauce or folded through pasta or rice to create a restaurant-quality meal in seconds. 

MUSSEL RECIPES

Live Pot Ready New Season Mussels with Cider and Creme Fraiche
 

MUSSEL FACTS

Can I eat an
unopened mussel?
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Yes, mussels that do not open when heated can be eaten! This is an old wives tale, and with modern harvesting techniques, we can guarantee that every mussel in the packet will be 100% safe to eat, as long as they have been suitably stored below 4 degrees. Don’t throw away any that are unopened after cooking – prise open and eat!

1.

How do I know
a mussel is off?
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Don’t worry, if you’re concerned about a mussel being off, i.e dead, the smell will be so overpowering, you will be forced to evacuate your kitchen. Throw away any that don’t smell fresh and sweet.

2.

What is the shelf life of sea-sure packed mussels?
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We pack our mussels on the day of harvest, with a 10-day shelf life. We do have a use by date sticker attached to the bottom left hand side of the packaging, and if this is not evident, please return the mussels to where you purchased them, asking for a packet that does.

3.

Do I have to eat mussels when I open the bag?
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You don’t have to eat all the mussels when you open the bag, but we do advise that you use the mussels within 2 days of opening the packet. They will keep up until the use by date if still sealed, but once opened, they should be used in 2 days.

4.

Can I
freeze mussels?
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You can freeze cooked mussels, but we do not advise that you freeze a fresh, live mussel. You will find a huge loss in both texture and sweetness upon defrosting. If you do wish to freeze the mussels, cook them all up first and then freeze them. 

5.

What health benefits do mussels offer?
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Mussels are not only one of the easiest foods to cook, they are incredibly good for you. Rich in Omega 3, iodine, zinc and selenium they also contain more iron than fillet steak.

6.

Why is some mussel meat orange, others are white?
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Female mussels are bright orange and the male mussels are creamy white. Both have a rich, sweet flavour.

7.

How long do I cook mussels for?
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Don’t overcook mussels.

More than 5 minutes and they’ll lose their soft texture.

8.

What ingredients best accompany mussels?
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Mussels are fantastic flavour carriers – they work well with garlic, onion, chilli, ginger, pepper, cumin, fennel, saffron and lemongrass.

9.

What herbs work best with mussels?
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Mussels love herbs, and are delicious with parsley, basil, tarragon, oregano, coriander and thyme.

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What is the best way to store mussels?
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Store chilled in the coolest part of your poolroom or refrigerator. For the absolute best results don’t open the bag until you are ready to cook. Drain off the liquid in the bag and use the mussels straight away.

11.

What beverage complements mussels?
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Mussels love beverages –

they are terrific with beer, wine and even green tea.

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PORT LINCOLN OFFICE

admin@kinkawookamussels.com.au
6 Proper Bay Road,
Port Lincoln, SA 5606, Australia
T: +61 8 8682 3091
F: +61 8 8682 5075

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