Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Grilled Mussels with Cheese

Quite an easy dish to prepare, can be served as appetizer. Those are the NZ mussels that i bought from the supermarket, i believed those were already cooked but to be on the safe side, i cooked them under boiling water for 2 mins. I searched for some recipes for mussel and ended up making this from this site.
I followed the ingredients but adjusted the amount needed to suit my liking and i only bought about 8 mussels and i put this in the oven under broil mode.

Ingredients: ( original recipe from here )
24 green lip mussels
100gm butter
3 cloves of garlic
100gm parmesan cheese
enough water to cover
white wine, chardonnay
1tbsp chopped bacon ( i used ham)

1.Cream the butter and crushed garlic, add the chopped bacon and put aside.
2.Remove the beards from the mussels and scrub and put into a pot.
3.Cover with enough water to cover musselsand bring to a boil.
4.Once mussels start to open but not fully remove the pot from stove and discard any that havent opened
5.Shell the mussels and put mussel meat in one halve and lay out on oven tray.
6.Sppon 1/2tsp of white wine into each mussel and a nob of garlic butter/bacon onto each top, with an even amount of parmesan cheese, about 1/2 tbsp on each,
7.Grill under a hot grill until butter and cheese melted and turn into light brown colour. Done!


  1. Ooh! my favourite mussels but dare not eat too much, high cholesterol!!

  2. Lena...mouthwatering mussels prepared the way I like....awwww loooks so yummy. NZ mussels are so expensive :)

  3. cheah/elin, this is the 1st time cooking it this way..usually what i do is to cook them together with my instant noodles