World Cuisine

Stuffed Mussels

cook 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1–1.5 kg (2–3 lb) large mussels, cleaned (about 48 mussels)
  • 60 g (2 1/4 oz) breadcrumbs
  • 50 g (2 oz) walnut pieces
  • 200 g (7 oz) butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon
  • a small handful of parsley, chopped
Directions
  • Steam the mussels in a large, covered saucepan until they open, then drain. Discard any mussels that do not open. Break off the empty half of the shells and place the mussels on a baking tray.
  • Place the breadcrumbs, walnuts, butter, garlic, lemon juice and grated Parmesan in a food processor and blitz until the mixture starts to come together. Add the herbs and blend until combined.
  • Divide the herb mixture between the mussels, making sure each mussel is covered. Cook under a preheated hot grill for 2–3 minutes, until the stuffing is golden. You may need to cook the mussels in batches if you cannot fit them all on 1 baking tray.
  • Serve immediately.
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