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Spicy Marinated Mussels

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6 people


  • Mix together all ingredients except mussels. Set aside. Steam mussels until open. Drain and remove meat from the shell (save the shells for later). Combine mussels in prepared sauce and marinate in refrigerator until ready to serve. Place the marinated mussels back in the shells, garnish the tray and serve.



4-5 pounds live Mediterranean mussels scrubbed & debearded
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons roasted sesame butter (tahini)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
1 tablespoon chopped basil