Baked Mussels With Cheesy Garlic Butter Topping
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 38-40 pieces
  • 2 lbs half-shell mussels
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup Panko (Japanese style) bread crumbs
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 250ºF.
  2. Grate ½ cup of cheese and mix with ½ cup Panko bread crumbs. Mix together and set aside.
  3. Slice butter to melt them fast. (optional step)
  4. Peel and mince garlic. You can use a food chopper if you want them chopped very fine.
  5. Heat up a sauce pan over low heat. Melt the butter and add minced garlic and 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  6. Transfer melted butter onto a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  7. Arrange half-shell mussels in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  8. Brush mussels with the melted garlic-butter-parsley mixture one at a time.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese-bread crumb mixture on top.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven, allow to cool, then serve.
Recipe by Russian Filipino Kitchen at