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10-15 Minutes
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Marinated Blue Mussels


2 lb fresh PEI Mussels
1 cup water
1⁄4 cup parsley sprigs
2 cloves of garlic
1⁄4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp white vermouth
1⁄4 tsp salt
1 dash pepper


  1. Rinse the mussels under fresh running water. Throw away any that do not close.
  2. In a large pot, add ¼ cup of water to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook on high until steam is pouring out from under the lid.
  4. Once the steam is coming out from under the pot’s lid, remove from the heat, this should take approx. 5 to 6 minutes, take off the lid and let the mussels cool.
  5. Once cool enough to touch, take the meat out of the shells reserve some of the shells and put a mussel into the half shell for serving.
  6. While the mussels are cooking, Chop parsley and garlic in a blender. Add olive oil, lemon juice, vermouth, salt and pepper and blend.
  7. Pour marinade over mussels in shells. Cover and chill for one hour.
Recipe source: Chef Alain Bosse