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My recipe

Smoked mussels


  • 400g cooked mussels

Olive oil with herbs

  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 1 - 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped herbs (dill, parsley, coriander)
  • Black pepper, pinch of citric acid
  • Whisk all the ingredients for the herb oil

For the fresh mussels

  • Thoroughly wash the mussels - remove the "beards" and discard any that are damaged or do not close when tapped
  • Place mussels into a heavy pan with the fitting lid, add bay leaf, lemon rind, pepper and cover with the lid, allow to steam on a high heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until all shells are open. Discard any mussels that remain closed
  • Break off a half of the shell, leaving the mussel in the other
  • Arrange the shells on a smoking tray
  • Spoon a bit of herb oil into each shell
  • Smoke for 10-15 min

I always take Green shell mussels, no need to clean them. The olive oil goes very well with the mussels.