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Grilled Mussels with Parmesan & Parsley
  • 100ml water or white wine
  • 50g butter
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Sea salt & ground pepper to taste
  • 100g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 kg medium greenshell mussels
 
Preheat grill.

Place water or wine into a large pot and, with lid on, bring to a rapid boil.
 
Wash and clean mussels, removing beards.
 
Add mussels to boiling water and cook for 5 minutes or until the mussels open. Discard any mussels that do not open.
 
Place mussels onto a baking tray and allow to cool a little before removing and discarding top shells. Release each mussel from its shell, remove chewy mussel centres and place back into shell - this makes them easy to eat. Set to one side.
 
Melt butter in a saucepan and mix in oil, parsley, garlic, and seasoning.
 
Place a spoonful of the butter mixture over each mussel, sprinkle with parmesan and place under the grill for a couple of minutes.
 
Allow to cool before eating as they do tend to burn lips. A very tasty starter - best enjoyed with friends around the BBQ in summer or the fire in winter!