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Baked Mussels Recipe – So Creamy and Cheesy!

Happy Children’s Day! 😀 To all the little ones in Singapore (and where ever is celebrating Children’s Day today too) and all the kid-at-heart. 😉 Some mummies and daddies have probably taken the day off to spend the day with your kids. How about making a cheesy treat for them as well like this Cheesy Baked Mussels? 😉 Better still, get your kids to help in the kitchen for some family bonding time ‘cos this recipe is really easy to make.

Cheesy Baked Mussels Recipe

Frozen Mussels Are Perfect For This Recipe

Bought frozen half shell cooked green mussels for this dish – for convenience sake. Purposely chose those plump and meaty ones. One good reason to use these frozen mussels is that they do not shrink as easily as live ones.

Well, if you’re using live mussels, remember to scrub them first under running tap water and remove their beards if any. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the mussels in. Put on the lid and boil for about 3-4 minutes or till the mussel shells open. Discard those with closed shells.

Cheesy Baked Mussels Recipe

These mussels are creamy with a cheesy crust on top. And if you can’t quite stand the somewhat fishy flavour of shellfish, a touch of lime juice will give it a lovely citrusy scent.

Enjoy these cheesy baked mussels and have a wonderful Friday and fabulous weekend ahead!

Cheesy Baked Mussels Recipe
makes a dozen
  • 1 dozen half shell mussels, cleaned & rinsed
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • few dashes of ground black pepper
  • fresh cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 180 deg C with grill mode on. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
Arrange the mussels on the baking tray in one single layer.
In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cream cheese, lime juice, garlic and pepper. Stir to mix.
Spoon the mixture over each mussel and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top.
Insert the baking tray into the highest shelf of the oven and grill for about 5-6 minutes till the cheese turns golden brown.

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