Mussel Recipes // Appetizers & Snacks // Mussels with Greens and Blue Cheese
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10 min
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Mussels with Greens and Blue Cheese


5 lb (2.2 kg) fresh PEI Mussels
2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
7/8 cups (207 mL) pancetta, proscuitto or bacon, diced
2 shallots, minced
juice and zest of 1 lemon
7/8 cup (200 mL) creamy blue cheese
arugula, spinach or watercress (large)
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 cup (250 mL) white wine
crusty bread to serve


  1. 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
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pancetta, proscuitto or bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy. Add shallot and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes more. 
  3. Add white wine, lemon juice and blue cheese. Stir briefly, then add mussels. Cover and leave to steam for 5-7 minutes, or until mussels are open. Discard any mussels that do not open. 
  4. Toss in greens and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with lemon zest.
  5. Serve with slices of crusty bread.
Recipe source: Chef Lindsay Cameron Wilson