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Cheesy Baked Mussels

This Cheesy Baked Mussels or Baked Tahong as we call it in the Philippines are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. The combination of butter, garlic and cheese added to the mussels just makes this dish simply delightful.

Looking for a recipe for mussels? Try this Cheesy Baked Mussels that are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. Butter, garlic and cheese make it so delightful. | www.foxyfolksy.com

I remember when my siblings and I were growing up, we were not so much into eating fish or seafood, all we wanted was fried chicken or pork chops! How things have changed.

Now I am happy when I can get to eat fish. I think that is one of the things I miss the most about living in the Philippines, where seafood are abundant.

Of course, we do have some seafood in Germany, but the choices are a bit limited and let us not start with the price! I have yet to see fresh fish or seafood in our area, they are usually frozen.

But luckily, I am able to get mussels here. Although they are not as fresh as we get them in the Phils, and by fresh I mean you get them alive until you cook them, but it’ll make do.

Looking for a recipe for mussels? Try this Cheesy Baked Mussels that are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. Butter, garlic and cheese make it so delightful. | www.foxyfolksy.com

I was craving for seafood last weekend and this is the easiest way I can think of to satisfy my yearning. Back then I used to make this for special occasions like holidays, birthdays, fiestas or when we are having get-together or reunions.

It is a dish that is well-loved, as I said, getting hold of fresh mussels is not difficult in the Philippines as they are almost always available all year round and you can get them really cheap but I assure you, there is nothing cheap with how these cheesy baked mussels taste.

Looking for a recipe for mussels? Try this Cheesy Baked Mussels that are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. Butter, garlic and cheese make it so delightful. | www.foxyfolksy.com

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Cheesy Baked Mussels

Looking for a recipe for mussels? Try this Cheesy Baked Mussels that are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. Butter, garlic and cheese make it so delightful.
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Course: Main Course,Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian,Filipino
Keyword: baked tahong
Servings: 6
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds mussels
  • 1 head garlic - - minced
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • quick melting grated cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  • If using fresh mussels, remove the beard or byssus thread and wash them. Steam mussels by placing them in a pan without water and cover and cook over medium-low heat just until the shells open up. Let it cool down a bit and remove the other half of the shells.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter then add the salt and garlic. Cook until tender. remove from heat and mix in the breadcrumbs.
  • Top each mussel with the butter-garlic mix using a teaspoon. Add grated cheese on top. While doing this, preheat oven to 355°F/180°C. Line your baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil and arrange the mussels on top.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted and a bit browned.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Baked Mussels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 528mg 22%
Potassium 309mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 22.2%
Vitamin C 9.2%
Calcium 24.3%
Iron 19.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Looking for a recipe for mussels? Try this Cheesy Baked Mussels that are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. Butter, garlic and cheese make it so delightful. | www.foxyfolksy.com Looking for a recipe for mussels? Try this Cheesy Baked Mussels that are perfect appetizers and it is so easy to prepare too. Butter, garlic and cheese make it so delightful. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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