Mussels on the Half Shell with Parmesan & Garlic

Mussels on the Half Shell with Parmesan & Garlic

Mussels on the Half Shell with Parmesan & Garlic

September 17, 2018
: 4 servings

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 stick sweet butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons panko
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 24 large, live mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley leaves
Directions
  • Step 1 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350 degrees F. to 450 degrees F.)
  • Step 2 In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients and blend with a fork.
  • Step 3 Brush the cooking grates clean.
  • Step 4 Grill the mussels over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until they open, 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Step 5 Transfer the mussels to a plate.
  • Step 6 Discard any mussels that have not opened.
  • Step 7 Preheat the grill pan over direct medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 8 When the mussels are cool enough to handle, pull away the top shell, leaving the mussel in the bottom half of the shell.
  • Step 9 Spoon 1 teaspoon of the topping on top of each mussel.
  • Step 10 Place the mussels in a single layer on the grill pan.
  • Step 11 Grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the topping is bubbling, 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Step 12 Remove from the grill and top with the parsley.

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