Saturday, August 17, 2013

Stuffed Mussels/Recipe

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  • 20 mussels (steamed)
    • 1/2 cup rice
    • boiling water
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 1 tbsp tomato pure
    • 2 teaspoons thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
    • 1  onion, finely diced
    • 1 garlic glove(crushed)
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • Pepper to taste
    • (You also might add pinenuts-optional)
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    Saute the pinenuts(if you have some)onion, garlic over medium-low heat for  10 minutes in a sauce pan. Stir in the rice, tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt.  Add the lemon rind. Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the rice. Stir, then cook until the liquid has been absorbed. Add the thyme and set aside to cool slightly.

    Ingredients for steamed mussels;
    1 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup water
    2 cloves garlic(minced)
    20 mussels (scrubbed, beards removed)

    Place the olive oil, lemon juice, water and garlic in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Add the mussels  and cook(covered), shake the pot occasionally, until all the mussels open, (4-5 minutes) While remove all the mussels, let any liquid in the shells drip back into the pot.

    Time to stuff our mussels!!! Woohoo! It is fun:D

    Spoon a generous amount of the rice mixture into each mussel and squeeze the shells shut. Then wipe away any excess. 

    Where is the pan? Oh, here it is!

    Add the mussels to the pan, and  cover it! Bring to the boil then lower the heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let them cool in the pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour before to serve and serve  mussels chilled or at room temperature. 
    Garnish with the parsley, lemon cuts. Mmmm..I will serve them with toasted bread and green salad.

    Are you a slow eater?
     If you're looking to lose weight, eating slowly should be a part of your new life style. It's hard to enjoy your food if it goes by too quikly.

    Sometimes you just gotta eat different! Powerful!

    Have a delicious weekend everyone!


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    3. This mussel recipe sounds delicious. My hubby and son love mussels. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week ahead!

    4. I don't feel like I am a slow eater but people are usually done before me so I must be!

    5. I love mussels, your recipe sounds delicious!

    6. I have never had mussels - I think anyway. That sound & looks really tasty though :)

    7. omg, this looks to die for!
      great recipe you have shared. love mussels!
      and now i'm hungry!


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    10. Hi Yonca! Aww, drooling now as I read this mussels recipe! I love seafood tremendously! Gonna try this one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

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    12. For some reason, I thought these would be hard to make, but you make it sound easy! Thanks for the share.

    13. What gorgeous photos. I'm definitely due for some really good mussels. Haven't had them in ages.

    14. What gorgeous photos. I'm definitely due for some really good mussels. Haven't had them in ages.

    15. Thanks Rachel, my son and i took those pics. Somehow my cell phone works better than my camera. I love mussels. They were really big this time. Hope you try it.


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