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Blue Mussels on the Half Shell

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

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Description

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

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