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in The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook!

December 12, 2010

Roasted Breaded Mussels (p. 98)

This was just a quickie recipe that I tossed together last night before we headed out to a party, and it was super easy and pretty light. This is meant to be served as an appetizer, but since Matt didn't want any I just ate it as my dinner.

Clean the mussels and remove their beards, discarding any mussels that won't close. Place them in a pan with a little wine and cook until the shells have started to open.

Remove the mussels from their shells, but reserve one half of each shell. Place the half shells on a baking sheet and put one mussel back into each one.

Combine garlic, parsley, oregano, parmigiana, and bread crumbs and sprinkle these over each mussel.

Dribble with olive oil and a little white wine and bake for 10 minutes.

Serve, hot and golden.

Yum. These were a great fast dinner. I'd do them again (in greater quantity) for a fancy pants cocktail party.

parsley -- $1.99
mussels -- $2.23
Total Cost of Roasted Breaded Mussels: $4.22
($4.22 per serving as a meal, $2.11 per serving as an appetizer)


  1. This is a tasty meal that you enjoyed. Somehow when think of mussels, I think of a fussy meal that you would serve guests that you want to impress-You provided a whole new light on serving mussels. Thank you!


  2. We love mussels at our house. I could definitely make a meal of these. Does Matt know what he's missing? (smile)

  3. what a fun idea for a blog! just started reading. can't wait to catch up!!


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