Apple-y Mussels

Prep time: 10-12 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

Tuck into a big bowl of mussels in under 30 minutes.

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The method

  1. Prepare the mussels: check all the mussels are closed and discard any that are open or don’t close with a gentle tap, together with any that are cracked or damaged. Pull off the beard and scrub with a stiff brush under cold running water to remove any barnacles.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a large wide saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook gently for 2 minutes. Add the apple and cook for 1 minute. Add the apple juice, lemon zest and juice, and thyme, and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the mussels, shake the saucepan a few times and cover with a lid. Cook for about 2 minutes, then shake the mussels again. Cook for another 6-8 minutes, until all mussels have opened.
  4. Discard any unopened mussels and serve immediately, garnished with dill.