How to make it

  • Scrub the mussels, scraping off barnacles (carefully) with a round bladed knife. Use scissors to cut off the beards. Tap the mussels and discard any that won't close.
  • Place mussels in a large pan and add the water. Cover pan with a lid and steam for ~ 5 minutes, until all mussel shells have opened.
  • Drain the mussels well and discard any that remain closed. Carefully snap off the top shell from each mussel leaving the meaty flesh in the bottom shell. Place and balance the shell in a flameproof dish (disposable aluminum works great) packing them close together so they will stay level.
  • Preheat grill (or broiler) to high.
  • Put melted butter, olive oil, grated Parmesan, parsley, and pepper in a small bowl, mix well to combine.
  • Spoon a small amount of this mixture on each mussel and gently press down with the back of the spoon.
  • Grill the mussel for ~ 2 minutes, or until they are sizzling and golden.
  • Serve the mussels in their shells with some good bread to sop up the juices.
  • Try adding a pinch or two of cayenne pepper powder, some sauted onions... whatever extra flavors you enjoy.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Absolutely love mussels. Yummy.
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
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  • jimrug1 10 years ago
    My mouth is watering. I agree it sounds awesome. Good job....... Jim
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    " It was excellent "
    gingerlea ate it and said...
    Good post. Thanks. But, this old lady gotta watch the cayenne. I always seems to pich a bit too much for me.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Another great sounding dish - saving this one, too. Great job... =)
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    " It was excellent "
    cheryilyn ate it and said...
    Thanks for another one.
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  • mpierce 10 years ago
    Sounds awesome! Would be good with oysters also. Thanks for the post.

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