From mashed potatoes to cranberry sauce to roasted root vegetables, these Thanksgiving side dishes are crowd-pleasers that we know all too well. But this broiled mussels recipe will make a welcome appearance at your Thanksgiving dinner table – unlike your cousin’s political opinions.
The savory and briny flavor of fresh mussels is enhanced by buttery broiled bread crumbs (well, what isn’t?). And if you’re worried about oven space, don’t despair. You can prepare the bread crumb mixture in advance, then cook the mussels and broil while the turkey is resting. They only take minutes under the broiler.
We recommend a chilled Chardonnay or Fume Blanc to accompany these Broiled Oysters. Dry and crisp, these wines are full-bodied enough to hold up to the mussels’ salinity.