Mussels with Garlic Stuffing
4 pints cleaned mussels
3 cloves garlic, crushed
4 oz butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 heaped tablespoon chopped parsley
salt and freshly milled black pepper
Pre-heat the oven to gas 450ºF.
Place the prepared mussels in a large wide, dry saucepan, cover and cook
over a low heat (there’s no need to add any liquid) until they all open.
Remove and discard the empty half shells and throw away any mussels that
haven’t opened. Arrange the remaining mussels in their half shells in four
individual heatproof dishes.
Next, in a basin, combine the butter, garlic, lemon juice and parsley,
season with salt and pepper and mix well. Place a small dab of the savoury
butter on each mussel then put the dishes on the top shelf of the oven and
cook for 5-10 minutes or until the mussels are sizzling noisily. Serve
immediately, still sizzling and bubbling.
This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course and Delia
Smith’s Complete Illustrated Cookery Course.