Mussel Recipes // Appetizers & Snacks // PEI Mussels on the Half Shell
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
30 min
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Healthy
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PEI Mussels on the Half Shell


2 lb (1 kg) fresh PEI Mussels 
1⁄4 cup (125 mL) white wine or water
2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
3 clove garlic, minced
1⁄2 cup (125 mL) parsley, dill and coriander, mixed
2 cups (500 mL) medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced


  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. In saucepan, bring water or wine to boil.
  3. Add fresh PEI Mussels, cover and steam over high heat until open (5-8 minutes). Remove from heat, reserving 2 tbsp of cooking liquid. Remove mussel meat from shells, reserving half shells.
  4. In a bowl, combine reserved liquid, oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley mixture and tomatoes; add fresh PEI Mussels and stir gently.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. To serve, place a mussel in each half shell and cover with tomato mixture. Arrange on platter.
Recipe source: Tourism PEI