Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Baked Green Mussels

This was a fantastic treat after a grueling past week at work.  Thank God for days off!  

-      * 2 kilos of green mussels, boiled cooked,  detach one shell and making the other as its bed.  Discard the ones that remain closed which indicates dead mussels.  Set the detached mussels on a lined baking tray ready for filling
-       *One head garlic, chopped
-       *¼ cup butter
-      * ¼ kl bacon, finely chopped
-       *about ½ cup of thick cream
-       *¼ cup of melting cheese (mozzarella or quick melt)
-       *salt and pepper
-       *dried herbs
-       *parmesan cheese

Melt the butter and sauté the garlic in a small pan, stirring constantly as not to burn the garlic.  Let it cool. 

Once cooled, add in the rest of the ingredients (except the last one)  and scoop the creamed mixture unto each  mussel, covering it well.  Bake at 180 degrees C for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with lemon or orange wedges.  You may add in some chili flakes if you want it a bit smothering hot!  

Makes about 60 to 70 mussels.  Fantastic as an appetizer or hors d'oeuvres.

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