Thought it's just fair to start off with the mussels in the picture. Frankly speaking, I haven't baked mussels before, my hubby always beats me to it. Day before yesterday, I got my chance.
Let's just say, this is just one of the many recipes that I've tried and will be making for gatherings to come... easy to make but very impressive. Love it!
Tip 1: Buy this from Carrefour and they'll have it pried open for you.
Tip 2: This is morish but don't make too much. You do want your guests to look forward to "next time".
If this is not easy, I don't know what is!
1 1/2 kilo mussels, opened
300g softened butter
300g garlic paste / powder / freshly minced
200g Parmesan Cheese
400g grated Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
This took me 20 minutes to make, so that's 10 minutes for you.
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 180°C/350°F
Under cold water, using a small hard brush, clean the mussels thoroughly.
Squeeze lemon juice to steamer's water. Place mussels on steamer's tray and steam for 5 minutes. I love butter so much that I also add a bit of butter on each mussel before steaming.
Smudge butter on each half shell. Add a dash of garlic powder, top it with parmesan, cheddar cheese and a little parsley. Finish it off with cayenne pepper. Lots of them if you like it really spicy.
Line the tray with rock salt then place mussels on top. Bake it for 3-4 minutes.
Serve mussels on a platter with a bottle of Tabasco hot sauce on the side, just in case your guests prefers it hotter.
As simple as 1-2-3, you got yourself a drop of the ocean as an appetizer to die for!
Enjoy my very first post!
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