home contact newsletter français Facebook YouTubeLink AddThis

Welcome to the home of everything PEI Mussels. Here you can discover all you need to know to enjoy this amazing seafood. Check out our great recipes, tips on how to cook and prepare mussels, and why mussels are perfect for healthy living. Delicious, good for you and easy to make. There’s so much to discover about PEI Mussels!

Sign up for the Mussels in Minutes newsletter to receive delicious mussel recipes, tips, ideas and much more!

recipe top


Blue Mussels on the Half Shell

Bookmark and Share

Number of Servings: 6
Source: Tourism PEI
Preparation Time: 10mins
Cooking Time: 30mins

Rate this Recipe:

Your rating: None Average: 4 (3 votes)


dotted line


Get your party off to a delicious start with this fantastic appetizer. Served on the half shell with sherry and fennel for a flavor that’s truly delectable.


  • 1⁄4 cup white wine or water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1⁄2 cup parsley, dill and coriander, mixed
  • 2 cup medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 36 fresh blue cultured mussels


  1. Rinse the fresh blue cultured mussels in tap water.
  2. In saucepan, bring water or wine to boil.
  3. Add fresh blue mussels, cover and steam over high heat until open (5-8 minutes). Remove from heat, reserving 2 tbsp of cooking liquid. Remove mussel meat from shells, reserving half shells.
  4. In a bowl, combine reserved liquid, oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley mixture and tomatoes; add fresh blue mussels and stir gently.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. To serve, place a mussel in each half shell and cover with tomato mixture. Arrange on platter.


recipe bottom
utility top
email Send to a friend
dotted line
print Printer friendly
dotted line
Number of Servings
utility bottom


recipe top

Other Appetizers Recipes

additional bottom