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Almond Mussels

Mussels are a super healthy and flavoursome meal being low in fat and high in nutrients like omega-3, iron and are also a great source of protein. Most people tend to stick to a particular recipe or way of eating mussels that they're used to - usually including parsley, garlic and white wine. However, this week my recipe has been adapted from 'A Kitchen In France' by Mimi Thorisson and is a tasty twist from the norm. It literally takes less than half an hour to cook and makes a delicious starter for any meal.  Serve with a chilled glass of rose and enjoy!

Preparation Time:
20 minutes
Cooking Time:
5 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 60g fresh bread crumbs
  • 80g butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 1.5kg mussels
  • bunch of parsley
  • salt and pepper


    1. Preheat your oven to 220C.
    2. Using a nutri bullet or a food processor, blitz the bread, parsley and garlic. Add to a bowl and combine with the butter, ground almonds and seasoning. The mixture should have a paste consistency.
    3. After cleaning the mussels, pop them into a large pot and and cook over a high heat until they open. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Discard any mussels which haven't opened.
    4. Remove one shell half from each mussel and arrange them in a baking dish, mussel side up. Add about half a teaspoon of the mix onto each mussel. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 5 -7 minutes until the surface is golden and bubbling. Serve immediately