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Broiled Mussels

Broiled Mussels

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes
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  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable broth or dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 lbs Fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 cup Plain breadcrumbs
  • 3 Bacon slices, cooked and finely crumbled
  • 1 tbsp Fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. In a Dutch oven or a large deep skillet with a tight-fitting lid heat broth over high heat until boiling.
  2. Add mussels, cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until mussels open fully. (Discard any mussels that do not open.)
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat broiler to high. In a small bowl combine Parmesan, breadcrumbs, bacon and parsley.
  5. 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.