Try this for an easy light dinner. Mussels, like crabs, only net about 1/4 pound of "meat" per pound of the whole shellfish. A couple of pounds of mussels could run $10 at the fish market. If you do the math, the protein is much more expensive than other sources — but the mussels are really just a condiment in this salad. You don't need to eat a whole bunch of them. And they are delicious.
Tip: Peeling and chopping fresh ginger can be challenging. You can peel it with the edge of a bowl of a spoon then chop or simply use large holes on a box grater without peeling it. The skin sort of magically folds back.