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Steamed Mussels With Hazelnut Gremolata

Steamed Mussels With Hazelnut Gremolata

Steam mussels in an aromatic broth for a simple yet impressive dinner. A topping of hazelnut gremolata adds bright lemony flavour with a nutty crunch.

Serves 4. Prep Time: 20 minutes. Cook Time: 20 minutes



2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup thin diagonally sliced carrots

1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots

2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic

2 teaspoons McCormick® Paprika

2 McCormick® Bay Leaves

1 cup (250ml) chicken stock

1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine

1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Sea Salt, finely ground

500g mussels, scrubbed

300g fresh or frozen artichoke hearts

Hazelnut Gremolata

1/3 cup finely chopped hazelnuts

1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Grated peel of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Sea Salt, finely ground

1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Black Pepper


1. Heat oil in large deep Frying pan on medium heat. Add carrots, shallots, garlic, paprika and bay leaves; cook and stir 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in stock, wine and sea salt. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in mussels and artichoke hearts. Cover. Cook 8 minutes or until mussels open and artichokes are tender-crisp. (Discard any mussels that do not open.) Remove bay leaves before serving.

3. Meanwhile, for the hazelnut gremolata, toast hazelnuts in small Frying pan on medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Transfer nuts to small bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Set aside.

4. To serve, ladle mussels, vegetables and broth into soup bowls. Sprinkle with hazelnut gremolata. Serve with crusty bread.

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