Hot Mussels

Photo: Hot Mussels

TOTAL TIME: 20 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 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
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Directions

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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  • on January 26, 2013

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    These are wonderful. I want to have a cocktail party just so I can make them and show off!

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  • on June 25, 2011

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    Awesome! That is the response I recevied from my guests.

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  • on June 24, 2011

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    Tasty, simple and delicious. Make this for a cocktail party serving 8 guests. Tried the recipe in advance. It worked beautifully. As a time saver I made the tarragon butter in adance and put it in a plastic bag so that I could quickly pipe it onto the 3 pounds of mussels I used. Quick, easy and loved by all my quests. Thank you Laura!

    Ona Burns

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