500g mussels, cleaned 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves 1 handful parsley, minced 100g fresh breadcrumbs salt and pepper to taste
Prep: 20min › Cook: 10min › Ready in: 30min
Place the mussels in a large pan over medium high heat with a dash of oil and 1 smashed garlic clove. As soon as they open, remove them with a slotted spoon, being sure to let the cooking liquid drain into the pan.
Discard the garlic and strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve. Open the mussels. Discard the empty shells and place the shells with the mussels on a roasting tin.
Crush the remaining garlic with a pinch of salt to turn into a paste. Mix the breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley with the olive oil and a couple of tablespoons of the mussels’ cooking liquid. Season to taste.
Loosely top each shell with the breadcrumb mixture and place in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for about 10 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden.