08/28/2013 09:36 am ET

Mussels Recipes: Bringing Easy And Delicious Seafood To All (PHOTOS)

We confess: we often prefer seafood over meat. From grouper to oysters to fish tacos to soft-shell crab, there is a seemingly-unlimited number of delicious under-the-sea meals.

But let's talk about one of our favorites: mussels. Besides being relatively inexpensive, mussels are easy to prepare, versatile, and (most importantly) delicious. The best part? They pair perfectly with some of our other culinary favorites, including fries and wine. Check out the slideshow below for 17 recipes that will persuade you to make mussels at home.

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Mussels Recipes