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Mussels with Green and Blue Cheese

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INGREDIENTS

5 lb. fresh blue cultured mussels
2 tbsp. olive oil
200g pancetta, proscuitto or bacon, diced
2 shallots, minced
juice and zest of 1 lemon
200g creamy blue cheese
Arugula, spinach or watercress (large)
sea salt and pepper, to taste
crusty bread, to serve

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 1
    Rinse fresh blue mussels in tap water and set aside. Discard any mussel that does not close after being rinsed.
  2. 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. 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. 4
    Toss in greens and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with lemon zest.
  5. 5
    Serve with slices of crusty bread.

notes

Recipe provided by Mussel Industry Council. Visit them www.discovermussels.com Source: Chef Lindsay Cameron Wilson

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