Baked mussels are a fast, easy, and delicious appetizer. When I have guest over for dinner on the weekend, these are my appetizer of choice. Believe me, these will be a hit at any party.
There are a few tips to making this recipe. When buying your mussels, try and get them as fresh as you can. I usually go early in the morning. Use a fairly large mussels because they are easier to prepare. Don’t boil them too long or they will be rubbery. What I usually do is make the baked mussels up in the morning and put them in the fridge. When my guest arrive, I pull them out and put them in the over. That way they are hot and fresh.
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- 18 Muscles
- 10 Cloves of Garlic
- 2 tbsp of butter
- 1 cup of grated cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley flakes
- Servings: 3-4
- Time: 20 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Asian, American
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- Brush and wash the mussels.
- Place the mussels into a pot and turn the burner up to medium high. The mussels will release water. Allow them to boil for 2 or 3 minutes until they begin to crack open. Take the top shell off and remove the beard of the mussel.
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
- Add the butter to a pan over medium heat. Add in the garlic and stir and saute it for about 2 minutes – just until it’s soft. Add in the bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Stir and saute until everything is well combined.
- Distribute the mussels on a baking tray. Spoon some of the garlic mixture over the top followed by the grated cheese. Place the mussels into the oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- Remove them from the oven. Sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley over the top followed by some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Serve and enjoy your baked mussels.