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Mussels Rockefeller


2 lb fresh PEI Mussels
10 oz package frozen spinach or broccoli, chopped
1⁄2 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1⁄2 cup medium cheddar cheese, shredded
1⁄2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp onion, chopped
1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbsp butter, melted
8 custard cups or 6 oz pastry shells


  1. Cook spinach or broccoli according to package directions; drain well, pressing out the excess liquid. Set aside.
  2. Rinse fresh PEI Mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
  3. Add water to a large covered pot. Add the mussels and cover. Steam 5-7 minutes.
  4. Drain mussels, reserving liquid. Add milk to mussel liquid to equal ½ cup. If desired, set aside 8 mussels for garnish.
  5. In bowl combine eggs, milk mixture, spinach (or broccoli), cheese, ¼ cup of bread crumbs, onion, and mussels. Spoon mixture into custard cups or pastry shells. Place in shallow baking dish.
  6. Combine remaining bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and butter; sprinkle over mixture in cups. Bake at 350 °F for 20 minutes. Garnish with the reserved mussels.