Mussels in a creamy sauce with cheese

Servings: 4 Cooking time: 15 minutes

How to cook mussels at home toIt turned in an expensive restaurant? The recipe described below is quite simple and fast. All you need - is to prepare a butter sauce, pour over the mussels, sprinkle with cheese and bake in the oven. The result is an exquisite delicacy, which even gourmets can surprise. For garnish is usually served boiled rice, fresh vegetables and lemon juice. These simple products as well as possible complementary and reveal the amazing taste of shellfish. Below I'll show you how to cook mussels that they were juicy, fragrant and soft.

During cooking, you need to follow a fewrules. Firstly, the shellfish must be completely covered with sauce, or they can dry out. To shell lay on a baking sheet evenly, not overturned, and the sauce has emerged, put around it a few toothpicks. Second, cook the mussels are not more than 8 minutes. If you overdo them in the oven, they become rubber. And, do not forget to put in roasting pan on a couple of sprigs of thyme - it will give the dish a unique flavor.

Ingredients for "Mussels in a creamy sauce with cheese":

  • 500 g of mussels (10- 12 pcs.);
  • 100 g butter;
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil;
  • 3 cloves of garlic;
  • thyme, parsley - to taste;
  • 50 g of hard cheese;
  • 1 lime (lemon);
  • salt, white pepper - to taste.

Recipe "Mussels in a creamy sauce with cheese":

how to cook mussels
Separate the meat from the shells of mussels with a sharp knife. This must be done to prepare to them easier to eat.

how to cook mussels
Then thoroughly wash the clams and shells from mud, algae and sand. Be very careful, shell mussels quite fragile.

how to cook mussels
Washed on both sides of the shell lay on a clean towel and allow to completely dry.

how to cook mussels
In a small bowl, mix the butter and olive oil until smooth.

how to cook mussels
Squeeze the juice from the lime (lemon).

how to cook mussels
Finely chop the parsley.

how to cook mussels
Add the parsley, lemon juice, crushed garlic in the oil mixture. Add salt and season to taste.

how to cook mussels
Add in the resulting mixture is finely chopped thyme leaves and stir.

how to cook mussels
Preheat oven to 180 gr.S. Place the mussels in the shell.

how to cook mussels
Put one teaspoon of the oil mixture on top of each mussel.

how to cook mussels
Carefully spread the mixture over the entire surface of the mollusk.

how to cook mussels
Put the mussels in shells on a baking sheet.

how to cook mussels
Cheese grate.

how to cook mussels
Sprinkle with grated cheese mussels.

how to cook mussels
Put a few sprigs of thyme on a baking sheet and send it in the oven.

how to cook mussels
Bake the dish in the oven for about 7-8 minutes.

how to cook mussels
Ready mussels cool on the baking sheet, then pass on to a dish and serve.
Bon Appetit!

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