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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels


Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels ~ Simple Food

Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels

This latest delight in my Spanish Tapas series is probably going to be the last for now, only because I think for the next post it's time for something different.
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For this gorgeous dish you will need;
Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels ~ Simple Food 
500 Gm – Mussels in their shells
85 Ml – White Wine
85 Ml – Olive Oil
35 Gm Bread Crumbs
3 tablespoons – Fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon – Fresh Oregano (finely chopped)
2 cloves – Garlic (crushed)
A pinch of Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 – Lemon
Parsley and Lemon to garnish

Scrub the mussels clean and discard any that stay open when tapped.
Put them into a saucepan with the wine, cover and boil for 4 – 5 minutes.

Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels ~ Simple Food

Shake the pan occasionally while boiling to open the shells, then drain the liquid into a bowl and set aside.
Discard any mussels that didn't open then take off the top part of the shells and discard leaving the mussels in the bottom shell.

Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels ~ Simple Food


Mix 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the breadcrumbs, herbs, cayenne, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl. Then add some of the reserved liquid to make a dry paste.

Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels ~ Simple Food


Place a little of the mixture on top of each of the mussels pressing down a little, sprinkle over a little olive oil and place on a tray under a pre heated hot grill for 1 – 2 minutes until crisp and golden.

Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels ~ Simple Food


Squeeze over some lemon juice

Serve garnished with some fresh parsley and lemon slices. 

Garlic and Oregano Stuffed Mussels ~ Simple Food