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Half Shell Mussel Recipes
 
     
   
Mussels recipes

PARMESAN/CAPER CRUMB HALF SHELL MUSSELS (SERVES 4 - 6)

  • 1kg half shell mussels
  • 200g ground parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

Roughly chop all ingredients in food processor, lay frozen mussels out onto tray & sprinkle topping over mussels. Bake in oven on 180°C for 15-20 minutes.

   
Mussels recipes

THAI GLAZED HALF SHELL MUSSELS (SERVES 4 - 6)

  • 2lb half shell mussels
  • Juice & zest of three limes
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 finely chopped chillies
  • 2 tbsp fresh finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger

Lay frozen mussels out onto tray and cover with aluminum foil. Oven bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Combine all ingredients and spoon onto mussels. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high until golden.

   
Mussels recipes

HALF SHELL MUSSELS TOPPED WITH BASIL HOLLANDAISE (SERVES 4 - 6)

  • 1kg half shell mussels
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup cooled melted butter

Put egg yolks, basil, salt & pepper, lemon juice in stainless steel bowl over pot of boiling water, whisk until frothy & thick, remove from heat. Add cooled melted butter slowly while whisking until thick & creamy. Lay frozen mussels out onto tray & cover with tin foil. Bake for 10 minutes at 180°C . Remove mussels from oven & coat with hollandaise. Grill for 2-3 minutes on high until golden.

   
Mussels recipes

HALF SHELL MUSSELS WITH TAPENADE (SERVES 4 - 6)

  • 1kg half shell mussels
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp anchovies
  • Olive oil

Combine all ingredients except olive oil in food processor. Slowly pour olive oil into blender until creamy. Lay frozen mussels out onto tray, spoon mixture over mussels and oven bake at 180°C for 15-20 minutes.

   
Mussels recipes

MEXICAN TOMATO HALF SHELL MUSSELS (SERVES 4 - 6)

  • 2lb half shell mussels
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 red chillies or chillies to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp ground cummin
  • Juice & zest of one lime

Saute onion, garlic, cummin, and chilli in olive oil. Add tomato, coriander, parsley, and lemon zest and simmer for 20 minutes. Lay frozen mussels out onto tray and spoon mixture over mussels. Bake in 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes.

   
Mussels recipes
HALF SHELL PESTO MUSSELS (SERVES 4 - 6)
  • 2lb half shell mussels
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup toasted pinenuts

Lay frozen mussels out onto tray and cover with aluminum foil. Oven bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Blend all ingredients together and spoon onto mussels. Broil for 2-3 minutes on high until golden.

 
 

MUSSEL MEAT RECIPES

 

Mussels recipes

CRUMBED MUSSELS STUFFED WITH BRIE (SERVES 4 - 6)

Thaw mussels. Cut brie into segments & fill mussel cavity.
Dust mussels in flour.
Prepare eggwash - whisk together 2 eggs & 1 cup milk.
Coat mussels in eggwash & breadcrumbs.
Refrigerate to set.
Heat oil to 180°C and deep fry in batches for 2-3 minutes until golden.
Serve with sweet chilli sauce or mayonnaise.

   

 

 

Mussels recipes

MUSSEL FRITTERS WITH FRESH BASIL & LEMON MAYONNAISE (SERVES 4 - 6)

Fritter ingredients :

  • Thaw 1kg mussels & chop finely
  • 1 cup chopped basil leaves
  • ½ of a finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup of milk

Lemon mayonnaise:

  • Juice & zest of one lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup oil
  • Tbsp hot english mustard
  • Salt/pepper

Mix all fritter ingredients together. Drop spoonfuls of mixture into hot frypan with a little oil until golden, turn once. Mayonnaise - whisk all ingredients except oil together. Slowly add oil in thin stream until creamy.

 

 

 

Mussels recipes

BATTERED MUSSELS

  • 1kg mussels
  • 50gms plain flour
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs

Thaw mussels and pat dry with paper towel. Mix all ingredients to prepare batter. Dust mussels with flour then dip each mussel into batter. Heat oil to 180°C and deep fry mussels until golden for 1-2 minutes.

 

   
Mussels recipes

SKEWERED MUSSELS WITH BACON RASHERS & HONEY GLAZED

  • 1kg thawed mussel meat
  • 200gms bacon rashers
  • Glaze:
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger

Wrap each thawed mussel with half a bacon rasher. Place 4 or 5 mussels on each skewer with glaze & grill for 10 minutes in high turning frequently.

   
Mussels recipes

MUSSEL CHOWDER (SERVES 4 - 6)

  • 1 kg thawed mussel meat roughly chopped
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 litre fish stock
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 leek finely diced
  • ½ cup Lemon juice
  • 2 chopped spring onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 cup cream

Sauté onion & leek, add flour & mix, cook for 2 minutes. Add boiled fish stock stirring until mixture thickens. Add dill, lemon juice, chopped mussel meat & salt/pepper to taste. Bring to the boil then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with spring onion.

 

 


 
 
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