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Festive Stuffed Mussels Serves 2 - 4

  • Ingredients:

  • 455g (1lb) mussels, cleaned
  • 150ml (5 fl oz) red wine
  • 70g (2 and a half oz) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 55g (2oz) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • rind and juice of half a lemon
  • half a beaten egg
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper

Tip:  If you have any remaining Stilton cheese from Christmas day, substitute for the Parmesan cheese.


  1. Place the wine in a large pan.  Add the mussels, cover and steam for 4-5 minutes until the mussels have opened.  Drain and set aside to cook.  Discard any that remain closed when cooked.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, tomatoes, lemon and egg.  Season.
  3. Discard the top shell of each mussel and place the mussels onto a large baking sheet.
  4. Spoon over the mussel mixture, place under a moderate grill and cook for 5 minutes until the breadcrumbs are crispy.
  5. Serve immediately on a bed of salad leaves.


Recipe kindly donated by The Seafish Industry