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Mussels a la Plancha

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Category: Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Small mussels (preferably
  • -cultivated); scrubbed
  • Ell and
  • Beards pulled
  • Off
  • 2 Sticks unsalted butter; (1
  • -cup)
  • 1/4 c Veracruz salsa (recipe
  • -follows)
  • 1 tb Fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ts Coarse salt; or to taste
  • 6 Fresh epazote leaves* if
  • -desired; chopped


Prepare grill. Preheat a large griddle or 12-inch cast-iron skillet on a
rack over very hot coals. When griddle or skillet is very hot, add mussels
and cook, stirring occasionally if using skillet, until mussels are opened,
about 3 minutes. Discard any unopened mussels. While mussels are cooking,
in a small saucepan heat butter and salsa over moderately high heat until
mixture sizzles. Remove pan from heat and stir in lime juice, salt, and
epazote. Drizzle sauce over mussels.

NOTES : Plancha is simply another word for comal, or griddle.=20 *
available at Mexican markets and some specialty produce markets

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