Hazelnut Mussel Recipe

2
Servings
50m
Prep Time
5m
Cook Time
55m
Ready In


"Many years ago I got given this recipe at a market. I am not sure who the chef was, but I made this and family did enjoy it."

Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (1429.5 g)
  • Calories 3563.1
  • Total Fat - 306.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 139.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 817.5 mg
  • Sodium - 3085.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 78.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 15.5 g
  • Sugars - 8.7 g
  • Protein - 140.9 g
  • Calcium - 537.5 mg
  • Iron - 45.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 97.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.4 mg

Step 1

Add the nuts to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

Step 2

Pry the mussels open with a blunt knife, collecting the juices. Separate the mussels from their shells, reserving the mussel.

Step 3

Halve the shells, and remove the beards.

Step 4

Combine two tablespoons of the mussel juice with the garlic and one cup of the breadcrumbs, then work in the chives, cayenne and butter to make a moist paste. Add the chopped hazelnuts and stir until smooth, adding more breadcrumbs if the paste doesn’t hold together. Work in the lemon juice to balance the taste and season with salt pepper and cayenne

Step 5

Place each mussel back in a half shell and cover with the hazelnut butter, smoothing over the top. Place them on a baking tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until needed.

Step 6

Preheat the oven grill to 200°c and grill the mussels for about three minutes until lightly golden.

Tips & Variations


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