Total Time
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins

A poor man's raw oyster recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 24 fresh mussels
  • 1 large onion, cut into thick rings
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 dash Old Bay Seasoning (optional)
  • 12 cup white vinegar or 12 cup wine vinegar or 12 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. Wash fresh mussels, open and take out flesh, remove beards.
  2. Put mussels in bowl with some of their own juice.
  3. Cut large mussels in half.
  4. Combine onions, sugar and vinegar with mussels.
  5. Marinate for 3 hours in refrigerator, turning occasionally.
  6. After three, hours, they are ready to eat.
  7. Serve them plain, or with lemon wedges, or with seafood sauce for dipping.