Shellfish Recipes

Baked Mussel Crunch

Baked Mussel Crunch

A cosy, crunchy autumn warmer  
Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Feeds: 3-4
   
Ingredients:
  • 1kg mussel in their shells
  • 50g toasted breadcrumb
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 100g garlic and parsley butter
  • A sprinkle of your fave cheese
Instructions:
  1. Give your mussels a good rinse in cold water.
  2. Squeeze each mussel closed and leave on the side for 2 minutes whilst you fill up your wine glass and set the grill to high.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs and zest and grate a little cheese into a separate dish.
  4. Now back to your mussels... Discard any mussels that have not slightly reopened after 2 mins and those with broken shells and don't worry, these packs are overstocked to allow for the odd discards.
  5. Add your mussels to a large pan with a splash of water and bring to the boil, then cover the pan.
  6. Shake you pan occasionally and within 2-3 minutes your mussels should be open.
  7. Drain the water and discard any that remain closed.
  8. Remove the empty half of the mussel shell and spread a little butter onto each mussel.
  9. Set your mussels on a baking tray and sprinkle with a little cheese and then the breadcrumbs.
  10. Grill for 3-4 mins until crunchy, enjoy!
 
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