Zesty Grilled Parmesean Crusted Mussels Recipe
- 3lbs Mussels
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup - Parmesean Cheese
- 1/2 cup - Fine diced ham (any will work, I used Black Forest)
- 1/2 cup - Fine diced onion
- 1/2 cup - Fine diced spinach
- 1 whole - Fine diced Fresh Jalapeno
- 1 TBS - Minced Garlic
- 1 TBS - Fresh Lemon Zest
- 1 TBS - Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 cup - Italian Bread Crumbs
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Step 2. Combine all of the ingredients with the bread crumbs and lemon juice. The mixture should be moist enough to hold together when you squeeze a ball in your hand. Place the mixture in the refrigerator while the mussels cook.
Step 3. Clean the mussels under running water and removed the beards if necessary. Ensure all of the mussels are closed tightly, if not through the opened ones away.
Step 4. Place all of the mussels in a pile over indirect medium high heat (approx. 350º), place the lid on the grill and allow the mussels to begin to 'just open' (approximately 2-3 minutes). Remove the mussels from the heat.
Step 5. With your fingers and a butter knife open each mussel and shuck all of the mussel into one side of the shell and discard the empty side of the shell.
Step 6. Place a light layer of the mixture on top of each mussel and place on the grill over indirect heat for approximately 5 minutes. The crust should be golden brown and bubbly.
Step 7. Spritz with fresh squeezed lemon juice and ENJOY!
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