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Garlic mussels 

As well as steaming, mussels can be baked, grilled, pan-fried or deep-fried. Garlic mussels are steamed and grilled. As long as they are cooked, they can also be added to salads, pasta dishes, stir fries, sauces, soups or stews.

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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 12-18 mussels

  • 200 ml white wine

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 62,5 ml butter

  • 25 ml finely chopped parsley

  • pinch salt

  • 25 ml Parmesan cheese

Method
  1. Clean mussels and place in a saucepan with white wine

  2. Add water to cover and steam until shells open, about 5 minutes

  3. Remove empty half-shells and discard any mussels that have not opened

  4. Place remaining (in half-shells) in fireproof ramekins

  5. Strain cooking liquor and set aside

  6. Work garlic into butter with parsley and salt, and spread a little on each mussel

  7. Sprinkle each with a little cooking liquor and Parmesan cheese

  8. Grill until butter has melted and browned slightly

  9. Serve at once.

Tips
  1. Mussels need only a few minutes cooking, so therefore when adding them to other recipes, they should be added at the last moment, in order to prevent over-cooking. Over cooked mussels are quite tasteless, rubbery and a bit of a let down.

  2. When buying fresh mussels, be sure they are live, with a tightly closed shell, though they will gape when exposed to warmer temperatures; their shells should close at least partially right away when you tap or jostle them.

Category: Appetisers

Cuisine: Global

Sub-Category: Seafood

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