Originally Posted by Luca Lazzari
Cozze alla marinara (mussels marinara)
I hear you, Luca! I love Mussels also! Here's my favorite way to eat them:
BAKED MUSSELS IN GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
2 lb. fresh or frozen whole shell mussels
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
4 lg. cloves garlic, finely minced
4 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thoroughly beat softened butter, garlic, parsley and pepper with wooden spoon or mash together with fork.
Remove and discard top shell of each mussel and place mussels on a baking sheet.
Apply garlic butter mixture to mussels and bake for 7 minutes.
Serve garnished with a wedge of lemon and sprig of parsley.
Fresh bread for dipping.