Mussels with Basil Breadcrumbs

January 23, 2011 diningwithadiva

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups coarse bread crumbs, toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 sun-dried tomato halves in oil, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 lbs mussels, scrubbed clean

Combine the bread crumbs, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, salt and pepper in a large serving bowl and set aside.

Place mussels in dutch oven with 1 cup of white wine and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Place cover on and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the mussels open.  Place them in the bowl with the bread crumb mixture and toss together.

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