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Mussel and bacon salad

Serves 4

Mussel broth with potatoes and saffron

Serves 4

Mussel Bound: The perfect easy supper

Simply steamed, or given a kick with herbs and spices, mussels are perfect for easy suppers, says Mark Hix.

Thai mussels

Serves 4

Spaghetti with mussels, chilli and garlic

Serves 4 as a starter or light main course

50,000 dead starfish found on Irish beach

Extreme weather conditions have killed tens of thousands of starfish and left them strewn across a sheltered beach.

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Saffron fish stew

Ingredients to serve 2:

*A generous glug of olive oil

*1 red onion, thickly sliced

*1 small fennel bulb, cut into chunky slices

Spring leek and mussel vinaigrette

Serves 4

Michael McCarthy: Pity the poor vole, swallowed whole

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Mussel and sprouting broccoli risotto

Serves 4

Out of the blue: Mark Hix's simple, delicious fish and shellfish soups and starters

Fish is an integral part of our diets, but there's a lot of confusion surrounding the question about which species we should or shouldn't be eating. Good-quality fishmongers will always have information about which fish are suitable to eat, but that may not be the case if you're buying from a supermarket fish counter, where knowledgeable labour is limited. On the whole, I firmly believe we could and should be more experimental with our fish buying, as there are so many delicious lesser-known varieties of fish waiting to be explored – the problem is so often in the name: if you haven't heard of it, you're less likely to buy it.

Raw seafood warning after mussels scare

A warning about the dangers of eating raw or lightly cooked seafood was issued today after cholera bugs were found in Norwegian mussels.

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