Cheesy Garlic Mussels

Cheesy Garlic Mussels

shared by Jennifer in Hors d'oeuvres, Seafood

Cheesy Garlic Mussels

shared by Jennifer


  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Novice
  • Serves: 4 people


  • 2 Pounds Fresh Mussels
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 8 Cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch cube Fresh Ginger sliced
  • 1 Cup Medium or Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ Tsp. Dried Thyme
  • ⅛ Tsp. Cayenne Powder
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Parsley minced for garnishing
  • *Water for boiling


  1. Clean mussels by brushing the outer shell and washing with cold running water. Remove the dark hairy parts!
  2. Boil a pot of water with ginger. ( Make sure it's enough water to soak the fresh mussels)
  3. Add mussels and boil for one to two minutes.
  4. Drain water.
  5. Separate the shells of mussels - discard the empty shells.
  6. Transfer the mussel meat with shell to a tray lined with lightly greased foil.
  7. Any mussels that did not open when boiled, opt to discard them.
  8. In a skillet, melt butter over low heat and fry garlic until slightly golden.
  9. Turn off the heat and add dried thyme and cayenne powder.
  10. Spoon garlic-butter mixture over mussels.
  11. Season with ground black pepper.
  12. Top with grated cheddar cheese.
  13. Bake mussels in a preheated oven of 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.
  14. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley.
  15. Serve & enjoy!

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