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Traditional Vietnamese Recipe - Vẹm xanh nướng mỡ hành (Mussel with spring Onion Oil & peanuts)

Vẹm xanh nướng mỡ hành (Mussels grilled with spring Onion Oil & peanuts)




Ingredients

1kg Mussels

100g Spring Onions

1 Tsp Ground pepper

2 Tsp Salt

20g Minced garlic

100g Roasted peanuts

50g Fried shallots

100ml Cooking Oil


Instructions


After being purchased, mussels are soaked in cold water, then scrub their shells with a brush to remove algae, dirt and other objects attached to them, should be washed individually to ensure maximum cleanliness.

At the head of the green mussel, there is a bit of whiskers attached, use your hands to remove them or use scissors to cut them, although the beard is not harmful and completely edible but not delicious.

Wash Spring Onions, then chopped finely.

In a large pan, add cooking oil and heat over a medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped spring onions, garlic then add salt and pepper.

Stir well until the onion is cooked, then turn off the heat.

Arrange mussels evenly on the grill, grill until mussels open. Remove from grill and lightly split the shell remove top shell leaving only the base shell with the mussel meat. Return to the grill and spoon 1 teaspoon of spring onion with a little bit of oil on to each one.

Add peanuts and, grill for another 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and place on a serving dish. Garnish the grilled mussels with a sprinkle of fried shallots and serve.