Mussel Recipes // Salads // Caesar Salad with PEI Mussels
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Cooking Time:
15-20 min
  • Lactose Free
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Caesar Salad with PEI Mussels


2 lb (1 kg) fresh PEI mussels
1/4 cup (60 mL) white wine (or water, chicken or vegetable stock)
3- 4 slices bacon, chopped
2 slices white bread, crusts removed
sea salt to taste

for the Caesar salad dressing:
4 Tbsp (60 mL) olive oil
1 anchovy fillet, finely chopped (optional)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
2 Tbsp (30 mL) mayonnaise
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
Parmesan cheese, grated, 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 white wine in a large pot over medium heat. Add mussels, cover , turn heat to high, and cook until steam comes out from under the lid and the shells are open, 3-5 minutes. Discard any that remain closed. Cool.
  3. While the mussels are cooking, heat a pan over medium heat and fry bacon until crispy. Lift bacon with a slotted spoon from the pan and drain on paper towel. Tear bread into pieces and fry in bacon fat. Season with sea salt.
  4. In a small bowl whisk olive oil, anchovy, garlic, lemon juice and mayonnaise. Divide lettuce between 4 plates. Top with mussels, bacon, croutons and grated parmesan.