Parmesan & Herb Baked Mussels
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Mussels 2 lbs.
  • Parsley 4 tsp. fresh and chopped
  • Garlic 1 clove, chopped
  • Chili pepper ½, deseeded and chopped
  • Bread crumbs 2 cups
  • Parmesan 1 tbsp. freshly grated
  • Extra-virgin olive oil ⅓ cup
Instructions
  1. To prepare the baked mussels recipe start heating the oven to 200°C /180°C fan, gas mark 6.
  2. Scrub the mussels well with a small metal brush and wash under running water. Put into a large pan and cover with water, put a lid on the pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Cook until the mussels open (throw away any that do not open). Drain (keep 1 cup of the cooking water and drain to remove any impurities), then remove the empty halves of the shells and place the halves containing the mussels on a baking tray.
  4. Wash the parsley, shake dry and chop finely. Heat 45 ml of extra-virgin olive oil in a frying pan and fry the breadcrumbs, stirring, until golden brown. Mix together the parsley, chilli, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, 30 ml of extra-virgin olive oil and the mussel water until you have a moist mixture that holds together. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place a little of the mixture on top of each baked mussel and press down slightly. Put the baking tray into the preheated oven for about 2 minutes, until the gratin topping is nicely browned. Serve the baked mussels hot.

 

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