Grilled Garlic Mussels

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  • 1/3 cup water
  • 12 mussels, scrubbed, beards removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ small tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley, extra
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation method

  1. Bring water to boil in a large saucepan. Add mussels. Cook, covered, for 3-5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until mussels open. Discard any that don't open. 
  2. Break apart shells. Arrange half-shells on an oven tray. Discard remaining shells.
  3. Heat oil in a medium frying pan on high. Saute onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in tomato, parsley, juice and Tabasco. Season to taste. Spoon mixture over mussels in shells. Preheat grill to hot.
  4. TOPPING. In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over each mussel. Place under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes, until tops are lightly toasted. Drizzle with a little oil before serving.


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