• Filipinos Baked Tahong Mussels

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Rosaria Clemons

Filipinos Baked Tahong Mussels



4-6 hours


1/2 kilo of large mussels
1 tbsp. of finely chopped garlic
1 tsp. olive oil
rock salt

Cooking Instructions
Step 1 Wash and scrub the mussel shells well.
Step 2 Place in a large bowl and cover with water. Let sit in the fridge for several hours to expel sand.
Step 3 Change the water every two hours or so to make sure no sand particles is present when you cooked them.
Step 4 (Soaking in water will also allow the shell to be partially open and for easier break off of the shell)
Step 5 After a few hours, the shell will partially open. Pull out the “beard” and pry the shell open.
Step 6 Break off the empty half shell and discard. Do this with the rest of the shells.
Step 7 Arrange the mussels on a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle a little rock salt over them.
Step 8 Top each with a pinch of freshly chopped garlic.
Step 9 Drizzle olive oil over the mussels.
Step 10 Add some butter on top of each.
Step 11 Bake in a fairly hot oven, about 170oC, for 4-5 minutes.