Pastis and Persillade-Stuffed Mussels
serves 1 to 2


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  • 1 pound mussels, on the half shell

  • 3/4 cup baguette crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pernod, Pastis, or similar

  • 1 tablespoon fennel fronds, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped


Preheat the broiler of your oven.

In a bowl, rub together the crumbs, butter, Pastis, fennel fronds, parsley, and garlic—and salt and pepper.

Lay the mussels out on a layer of rock salt on a baking sheet.  Divide the topping among them.  Broil for 10 minutes, and serve hot.