Stuffed Mussels

I’m on a mission: I need to drop 2kgs ASAP!
Since my knee injury in mid-November I had been forced to drastically reduce my workouts. That together with all the cooking for my cookbook have resulted into more fat collecting on my tights!


I cry every time I try to put on my beautiful jeans!

Thank God my knee has almost completely recovered, the cookbook is almost done so I feel now I am ready for a more healthy lifestyle:

less drinking
less heavy food
more salads
more grilled fish and white meat
more sport

I’ll keep you posted on where all this will take me! I hope it will bring me right back into my lovely jeans!

Talking about food now…

I have learned this recipe from my mom who makes it for me every time I go back home! I love mussels and until today I never had them in Shanghai! tho has kindly offered me to try their Canedian mussels and I LOVED THEM! Finally I can enjoy some seefood here in Shanghai too 😀


  • 20 mussels
  • 1 cup breadcrumb
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • ground black pepper

Put the mussels in a skillet together with their water, cover with a lid and cook for about 5 min or until they open up

Turn on and put aside

When the mussels cooled down a bit, open up in half, discharging the empty half shelf. Save the water used for cooking them as we’ll be using it in a minute

Put 1 cup of breadcrumb in a bowl

grab the parsley, chop it up

mince the garlic

pour about 4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

ground black pepper

and add some of the water used to cook the mussels, just enough to get the breadcrumb moisture

Note: most likely you wont need to add salt, as this is salt water!

Scoop 1 tbsp of breadcrumb mixture on top of each mussel

Pretty uh?

and bake at 200 C for about 10 min, or until they get a nice golden brown color

Remove from the oven and serve!

These are delicious served at room temperature as well.



– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.