Mussels with Crispy Prosciutto and Cheese


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 thin slices, prosciutto, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 lbs mussels
  • 2 oz grated Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 oz grated cheddar, grated
  • Heat the oil in a saute pan and add the onion, prosciutto and garlic and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the prosciutto is crispy and the onion is softened. Set aside.
  • Scrub the mussels with a stiff brush and pull out the beards.
  • Discard any broken┬ámussels, or open ones that don’t close when tapped on the bench.
  • Add to a large pan of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally and discard any mussels than don’t open.
  • Remove the mussels from their shells, keeping half of each shell.
  • Place 2 mussels on each half shell and top with a little of the prosciutto mixture.
  • Combine the Parmesan and Cheddar and sprinkle over the prosciutto.
  • Cook under a preheated broiler until the cheese has melted and the mussels are warmed through.

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