• Serves 48
  • 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


This Mussels with Chilli and Lemon Pangrita Recipe is only 1 Smartpoints value per serve – such a great option for a light meal.

Ingredients (serves 48)

  • 1.5kg pot-ready mussels
  • 2 x 35g slices day-old wholemeal bread, torn
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 fresh red birdseye chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1½ tbs olive oil
  • 1tbs finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Remove any beards from mussels (see note).
  2. Bring 1 cup (250ml) water to a simmer in a large saucepan over high heat. Add mussels and cook, covered, for 5 minutes or until mussels have opened (discard any that do not open). Drain. Remove and discard the empty shell from each mussel. Use a small sharp knife to loosen mussels from remaining half-shells.
  3. Process bread in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a bowl. Add garlic, chilli, rind and oil and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon breadcrumb mixture over mussels. Place on prepared trays. Bake for 8 minutes or until topping is golden and crisp. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

  • Simple and yum might try this one


  • Look nice, but I think I’ll stick to my Mussels in white wine with cream. A known winner in my house.


  • Uh I love mussels


  • A wonderfully healthy dish packed full of flavour; thanks for sharing!.


  • they look really summery and fresh.


  • Magnificent mussels – a moreish dish for hungry mouths – thanks!


  • oh gosh, these look utterly super xxx


  • Mussels are so delicious and can be made with so few ingredients. I love this, it looks so yummy and fresh!


  • Mussels are a great share plate sea food great dish. Thanks!


  • Looks great – I think I’d use a smaller amount of mussels as the two of us would eat the lot for a main.


  • this is lovely! i don’t really eat these but this looks really good. i have no problem trying this one

    • cheers for posting this awesome recipe idea! i think that this is a great way to enjoy mussels!


  • Mussels… I used to eat them more when I was younger! Time to start again! :-)


  • The mussels will go so well with the scallops,fantastic recipes for entertaining!


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