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Mussels Casino with Bacon and Parmesan
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14 INGREDIENTS • 10 STEPS • 35MINS

Mussels Casino with Bacon and Parmesan

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Not only are these addicting and delicious, but they are simple and make the perfect appetizer for summer entertaining!
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Vodka & Biscuits
I'm Lindsay and food that tastes like home ❤ I'm hoping to inspire you to call some friends and throw a dinner party.
http://www.vodkaandbiscuits.com
Not only are these addicting and delicious, but they are simple and make the perfect appetizer for summer entertaining!
35MINS
Total Time
$3.82
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Fresh Mussels
24
Fresh Mussels
Bacon
4 pieces
Butter
1/3 cup
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 pinch
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Lemon
1
Lemon, juiced
Seasoned Breadcrumbs
1 cup
Seasoned Breadcrumbs
Fresh Parsley
2 Tbsp
Fresh Parsley, minced
Olive Oil
as needed
Water
3/4 cup
Water
Salt
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
806
Fat
39.2 g
Protein
71.8 g
Carbs
39.1 g
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I'm Lindsay and food that tastes like home ❤ I'm hoping to inspire you to call some friends and throw a dinner party.
http://www.vodkaandbiscuits.com
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step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
step 2
Rinse the Fresh Mussels (24) under cold water while scrubbing, preferably with a stiff kitchen brush. Remove the beard by pulling down and outward. Grip the mussel with a towel for ease.
step 3
Heat a stock pot or large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the mussels and Water (3/4 cup). Cover and allow to steam until mussels have began to open. The process will take only a few minutes. Transfer any opened mussels out of the pot. Continue cooking remaining mussels and discard any unopened mussels after 5-6 minutes.
step 4
Remove the empty shell and discard. Using your fingers or a fork, wiggle the mussel out of the shell it is nestled in. You will have to break the mussel from the shell, so put a little umph in it. Lay the mussel back into the shell and arrange on baking sheet.
step 4 Remove the empty shell and discard. Using your fingers or a fork, wiggle the mussel out of the shell it is nestled in. You will have to break the mussel from the shell, so put a little umph in it. Lay the mussel back into the shell and arrange on baking sheet.
step 5
Prepare the filling. In a skillet, cook the Bacon (4 pieces) until crispy and all the fat has rendered. Drain the bacon on paper towels and chop into small bite-size pieces. Drain the fat, reserving for other recipes if preferred, and wipe the pan clean.
step 6
Return the pan to medium heat and melt the Butter (1/3 cup). Add the Garlic (2 cloves), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 pinch), Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp), and cook for 45 seconds until fragrant. Stir in the Lemon (1).
step 7
Add the Seasoned Breadcrumbs (1 cup), Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup), crumbled bacon, and Fresh Parsley (2 Tbsp) and mix to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes. The mix should be crumbly, but wet enough to stick together if pressed with your fingers. If not, drizzle over Olive Oil (as needed) until achieved.
step 7 Add the Seasoned Breadcrumbs (1 cup), Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup), crumbled bacon, and Fresh Parsley (2 Tbsp) and mix to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes. The mix should be crumbly, but wet enough to stick together if pressed with your fingers. If not, drizzle over Olive Oil (as needed) until achieved.
step 8
Taste the mix and add Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Once the taste is achieved, add a spoonful of mix over the mussels undercover. Repeat until all mussels have been filled.
step 8 Taste the mix and add Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Once the taste is achieved, add a spoonful of mix over the mussels undercover. Repeat until all mussels have been filled.
step 9
Bake for 6-7 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden brown.
step 10
Serve with a wedge of lemon and cold glass of white wine. Enjoy!
step 10 Serve with a wedge of lemon and cold glass of white wine. Enjoy!
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Appetizers
Dinner
Quick & Easy
Seafood
Shellfish
Side Dish
Summer
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