48 Toppits Green Shell 1/2 Shelled Mussels
1/4 cup water
1 large garlic clove, halved
1 large shallot, halved
Handful of flat leaf parsley leaves
Zest of ¼ lemon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 2/3 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat the broiler.
Mince the garlic, shallots, parsley, and lemon zest together – a mini food processor would be ideal for this. Mix with the softened butter in a bowl and season to taste.
Dot each mussel with some of the garlic and parsley butter, then sprinkle with some of the breadcrumbs. Arrange them in one layer on a baking pan and broil, close to the heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until they are crisp and golden brown.
Serve immediately on bed of salt.