We love these blue mussels—grown on ropes in the cold, pristine waters of Casco Bay, Maine—for their sweetness, tenderness and taste of the sea. Plump and satisfying, the mussels make one of the easiest dinners imaginable. Just steam for a few minutes with aromatics like herbs, garlic and fennel, or the classic mix of white wine, shallots, parsley and butter. They even take well to Indian spices like garam masala. Pair with vegetables and crusty bread, and dinner is served.