Grilled Garlic Mussels

Grilled Garlic Mussels

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 900-1000g half shell mussels
  • 120ml/4fl oz dry white wine
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50g/2oz dried white breadcrumbs
  • 60ml/4tbsp chopped fresh mixed herbs (e.g. parsley, basil, oregano)
  • 30ml/2tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sea Salt/Black Pepper
  • Basil leaves to garnish

Method

  1. Defrost and drain mussels, rinse briefly. Place in pan with the wine. Cover, cook over high heat, shaking pan occasionally, for 5 mins.
  2. Strain mussels, reserve the cooking liquid.
  3. Melt butter in large frying pan, fry the shallots until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 mins.
  4. Stir in breadcrumbs and cook, stirring until lightly browned. Remove from heat and stir in herbs; moisten with a little of the reserved mussel liquid, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Preheat grill
  6. Spoon breadcrumb mixture over mussels in their shells and arrange on baking sheets. Sprinkle with the grated Parmesan.
  7. Cook the mussels under a hot grill in batches for about 2 mins until topping is crisp and golden. Keep the cooked mussels warm in a low oven while grilling remainder. Garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.

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