Garlic Herb Mussels|
This very traditional and simple recipe is a wonderful way to prepare mussels. The best part about the recipe is that they can be prepared well in advance and just quickly reheated before serving, making them perfect for parties and busy holiday dinners.
2 pounds mussels in the shell
1/2 cup soft butter
3 minced garlic cloves
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Scrub and clean mussels. Soak in cold water for 3 hours. Drain well.
Boil the mussels in batches in a large saucepan until the shells open.
Remove and continue to boil until they are all cooked. Lift off the
top shell of each mussel. Place the mussels on an ovenproof dish.
Mix the butter, garlic, and herbs together. Spread the butter mixture
evenly over the mussels and refrigerate until ready to serve. Right
before serving, broil until the tops are lightly browned and aromatic.
Makes 6 servings.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Soaking Time: 3 hours
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 35 minutes