I came downstairs to my mom giving instructions on how to cook the mussels, I decided I wanted to learn too so I told her I’d help. While I was mixing, I asked her how I would know if it was cooked she said:

When it smells good it’s cooked.

At the time I really didn’t think it would help and ask her if she was kidding and she insisted…

When it smells good it’s cooked.

After around 10 mins there it was…the glorious smell of my mom’s cooked mussels.

Then I knew, it was cooked 🙂