Mussels with parsley and parmesan

Fresh mussels 450g  
Water 45ml  
Melted butter 15ml  
Olive oil 15ml  
Grated parmesan 45ml  
Chopped fresh parsley 30ml  
Garlic cloves finely chopped 2  
Coarsely ground black pepper 2.5ml  


  1. Scrub the mussels thoroughly, scraping off any barnacles and pulling out the gritty beards. Sharply tap any open mussels and discard any that fail to close.
  1. Place the mussels and water in a large pan. Cover and steam for 5 minutes until the mussels have opened.
  1. Drain the mussels, discarding any that have remained closed. Snap the top shell off each mussel, leaving the mussel attached to the bottom shell.
  1. Balance the shells in a flameproof dish, packing them closely so they stay level.
  1. Preheat the grill to high.
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, olive oil, parmesan, parsley, garlic and black pepper.
  1. Place a small amount of the mixture on top of each mussel.
  1. Grill for 2-3 minutes until mussels are sizzling and golden.