Roasted Garlic and Apple Steamed Mussels
Roasted Garlic and Apple Steamed Mussels
Savor this quick and easy mussels recipe from Inspired with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Steaming
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time 30 minutes
  • Yield 4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tart Apples, cut into large dice (unpeeled)
  • 6 peeled Garlic cloves
  • 60 millilitres Vegetable oil, plus extra, for mussel pot
  • 10 millilitres chopped fresh Thyme
  • Salt & pepper
  • 200 grams diced day-old French bread (cut into 25 mm cubes)
  • 1 medium cooking Onion, sliced
  • 25 grams piece fresh Ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 8 kilograms fresh Mussels, washed and de-bearded
  • 250 millilitres Apple cider or Apple juice
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C (375 F). Toss the diced apple with the garlic, oil and thyme in an ovenproof baking dish and season lightly. Bake, uncovered for about 30 minutes, until the garlic starts to caramelize just a little. Spoon out the garlic and apples with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the cubed bread to the pan (or transfer to a large pan, if needed) and toss to coat. Toast the croutons, stirring once or twice in the same, 190 C (375 F) oven until they are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Set aside
  2. Preheat a large pot over medium-high heat and add the oil. Add the onions and sauté to soften them, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and apples and stir in to warm. Add the mussels and stir gently for a minute. Cover and let sit for a minute. Add the cider, stir gently and cover, steaming until all of the mussels have opened Discard any unopened mussels. Transfer the mussels and all of the juices to a large platter and top with the toasted croutons. Serve immediately

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