Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder
Episode: Summer Buffet
Total:
20 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
20 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mussels
  • 1/2 cup licorice-flavored liqueur (recommended: Pernod)
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

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Preheat the oven to broil with the rack near the top. Clean the mussels, discarding any that are open. Bring the liqueur to a boil in a large pot, and add the mussels, cover, and cook 3 minutes, or until opened. Drain and discard any mussels that have remained closed. Mash the butter with the chives and tarragon in a bowl. Put a pinch of the herbed butter on each mussel. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs. Grind over some pepper. Broil until the crumbs are golden, about 2 minutes. Serve the mussels with lemon wedges for squeezing.

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