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Double Baked Mussel Polenta

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Double Baked Mussel Polenta

Double Baked Mussel Polenta

This delicious meal is perfect for sharing on date night at home.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Seafood
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Ingredients
 

  • 1 log polenta
  • 3 dozen fresh mussels
  • 4 large tomatoes diced
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 4 pieces buffalo Mozzerella
  • 1 handful handful Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 can beer Belgian White beer is best
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Sear garlic in sauce pan with a little oil. Add tomatoes and herbs, cook on low for 1 hr. Slice polenta log into 1/2" disks; rub disks with lemon then spread thin layer of bread crumbs on each side and place on oiled baking sheet. Bake at 350˚F for 30 mins, flip half way through.
  • When done, transfer polenta disks onto oven-safe plates. Slice Mozerella into 1.5" disks. Put a hearty scoop or two of tomato sauce over polenta and arrange Mozzarella slices on top. Bake at 250˚ until cheese is melted.
  • Rinse mussels with cool water and place in steamer. Pour beer, water and juice of leftover lemon over mussels into steamer. Steam over high heat. When mussels are open, they are done.
  • When cheese is looking delicious, remove plates form oven, arrange mussels around polenta and serve steaming hot!
Nutrition Facts
Double Baked Mussel Polenta
Amount per Serving
Calories
420
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
43
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
660
mg
29
%
Potassium
 
1592
mg
45
%
Carbohydrates
 
56
g
19
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
13
g
14
%
Protein
 
27
g
54
%
Vitamin A
 
3558
IU
71
%
Vitamin C
 
96
mg
116
%
Calcium
 
216
mg
22
%
Iron
 
10
mg
56
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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