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Chilled Marinated Mussels With Garlic, Lemon And Parsley Recipe - Cooking Index

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Chilled Marinated Mussels With Garlic, Lemon And Parsley

Most mussels sold today are farm-raised and easy to clean. However, if the mussels are very dirty, soak them for 30 minutes in 1 tablespoon salt and cold water to cover.

Type: Fish, Shellfish
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 2 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
3 tablespoons 45mlGarlic cloves - minced (large)
1 tablespoon 15mlShallot - minced (large)
2 tablespoons 30mlDry white wine
2 1/2 lbs 1135g / 40ozMussels - debearded, scrubbed
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon juice
1/4 cup 23g / 0.8ozMinced parsley
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1   Lemon - thinly sliced (large)

Recipe Instructions

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot and cook, stirring often, until just fragrant but not brown, about 20 seconds.

Add wine and mussels and cook over high heat, shaking pan often, until mussels have opened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from skillet to bowl with slotted spoon. Discard any mussels that refuse to open after prying with knife.

Add lemon juice to pan juices and boil over medium-high heat until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over mussels. Add lemon slices and toss to mix.

Let cool in bowl, then transfer to heavy plastic food bag. Close bag and press sides against mussels. Refrigerate and marinate at least 6 hours or overnight, turning bag often.

Transfer to large bowl and serve chilled. Serve this recipe as a first course or with pasta tossed with fresh tomato, red onion and basil.

This recipe yields 2 main-course or 4 appetizer servings.

Each main-course serving: 529 calories; 980 mg sodium; 125 mg cholesterol; 24 grams fat; 20 grams carbohydrates; 54 grams protein; 0.20 gram fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 06-30-1999


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