Some ingredients give the impression that they will be a lot more complicated and costly to work with, than they actually are. A great example of this is mussels. Because we tend to talk about food a lot, we’ve learned that many people have never cooked mussels, assuming that it would be difficult to create a meal with them. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, mussels are an incredible way to present a fancy meal with almost no effort.