Mussels with Garlic Crumbs

clock 20 minutes + 30 minutes bowl Serves 20


  • 1 kg mussels, in their shells, scrubbed and beards removed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon rind, finely grated
  • 2 Tbsp Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
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  • 1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add mussels and boil, covered, for about 7 minutes or until mussels open. (Discard any that don’t.)

  • 2. Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon rind and parsley in small bowl.

  • Preheat grill on high.

  • 3. Fully open each shell and discard the top shells. Detach flesh from the shells with a spoon and place back.

  • 4. Place shells in a single layer on a baking tray. Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture, and drizzle with oil.

  • 5. Cook under the grill for about 3 minutes or until browned.

  • 6. Transfer to a serving platter, season to taste and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

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