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You need to not put the salt in the recipe. The pesto and the cheese already have enough salt in them. The pancetta is also salty. I would go with some chopped dill instead of the pesto.
Pretty good, next time I will add some fresh garlic and pepper,
I made this recipe,my family loves mussels so this was a new way to enjoy a family favourite!
Made it last night. My daughter who doesn't like mussels loved it. I'm glad she has an opened mind. Thanks.
a nice change of pace and yummy too
Delicious and easy to make.
Very easyn to make, and few ingredients. Tastes great too
looks and sounds interesting - not a lot of extreme effort to make - bet they would be yummy
Looks delicious! Very nice presentation.
Love mussels. The bread crumb topping whips together in a snap. This makes a great new way to serve up the little critters and the presentation is terrific!
quite the mix of stuff i never heard of, someone would have to make that, before i try it.
Baked Mussels with Pesto
1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine
2 pounds (1 kg) fresh mussels, washed and scrubbed
3/4 cup (175 mL) plain breadcrumbs or Japanese panko crumbs*
1/2 cup (125 mL) pancetta, finely cubed and sautéed
1 cup (250 mL) Tre Stelle® Grana Padano Cheese, shredded
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) ready made pesto sauce
In a medium bowl combine Grana Padano Cheese, breadcrumbs, pancetta, pesto and olive oil; stir to combine, set aside, or refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat; add wine and mussels, cover and cook 3 to 5 minutes or until mussels have opened. Discard any unopened mussels. Reserve cooking liquid and set aside to cool slightly. When mussels are cool enough to handle, open and discard top shells. Detach meat and return to bottom shell.
Preheat oven to broil. Pour 1/2 inch kosher salt into a large baking pan. Set mussels on top of salt, pressing in to secure. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of reserved cooking liquid over each mussel. Top with heaping teaspoon of breadcrumb mixture.
Broil until breadcrumbs are lightly browned. Serve immediately.
Makes approximately 30 mussels
* Japanese panko crumbs can be found in your local Asian grocery store or in the Asian section at a national grocery store banner.