( SERVES 2 )
Easy to prepare, looks & tastes totally 5 star!
- Pre heat oven grill.
- Bring a large pot of white wine & water, clove of garlic, & wedge of lemon to the boil. Scrub the mussels and add to pot to open. Lift out as they open.
- Once mussels are cool enough to handle, take off one shell & gently lift the mussel out of the other half of shell. Remove tongue and centre sinew & any debris that may be in the shell. Replace the mussel back into the half shell. If the mussels look a bit dry sprinkle with a small teaspoon of the cooking liquor.
- Mix the Panko crumbs, softened butter, minced garlic, finely chopped parsley and finely grated lemon rind together and then put a spoon full on the top of each mussel shell.
- Place under the hot grill for a few minutes to warm up and brown nicely on top. Note: this doesn't take long to watch constantly.