Mussels vinaigrette

    35 min

    This is an excellent way to serve mussels on the half shell. They are topped with a tangy blend of peppers and vinaigrette dressing. This makes a good for starter for a larger number of guests.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 24 fresh mussels, scrubbed and debearded
    • 1 small green pepper, seeded and diced
    • 1 small red pepper, seeded and diced
    • 1 small yellow pepper, seeded and diced
    • 125ml (4 fl oz) olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Bring 2cm of water to a boil in a large pot. Add mussels, cover, and steam for 3 to 5 minutes, until they are all open. Drain. Remove one side of each shell, and arrange the open shelled mussels on a serving platter. Discard any mussels that do not open.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the red, yellow, and green peppers, olive oil, wine vinegar, parsley, egg, salt and pepper. Spoon over the mussels on the shells. Refrigerate until serving.

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    wonderful  -  22 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful recipe enjoyed it immensely did add cilantro to the mix brought out a great brightness!  -  19 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Doubled the recipe, came out excellent but had a lot of topping left over that I through out.  -  19 Apr 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)