Broiled Mussels

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Broiled Mussels


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 3 bacon slices, cooked and finely crumbled
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a Dutch oven or a large deep skillet with a tight-fitting lid heat broth over high heat until boiling. Add mussels; cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until mussels open fully. (Discard any mussels that do not open.) Using a slotted spoon, transfer mussels to a platter. Reserve cooking liquid. Let mussels stand until cool enough to handle. Pry off top shells of mussels; discard top shells. Set shells filled with mussels aside.
  2. Preheat broiler to high. In a small bowl combine Parmesan, breadcrumbs, bacon and parsley.
  3. Using a teaspoon, spoon breadcrumb mixture evenly over each mussel. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon reserved cooking liquid over each mussel. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat source 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.


Per serving: 267 calories, 11g fat, 4g saturated fat, 64mg cholesterol, 758mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 29g protein

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