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mussels with a blue cheese dressing

I have had mussells a couple times recently and come to realize that I really like them.  I want to be able to have them more often then going to a resturant so I decided to figure them out at home.  I tried mussells cooked with wine and decided I really need a wine that I liked to cook them in.  I just cooked them in a wine we had.  

We had mussells with a blue cheese dressing out so I decided to try something like that.  Once I got the cooking time down, these were quite good.  I served them with roasted potatoes and broccoli.  We enjoyed them very much.  The Tall Short Person is still not sure of them but it does mean more for my Beloved and myself.  I will be making these again and trying variations!

mussels with blue cheese dressing

2 pounds mussels, cleaned, debearded, and soaked in water for at least 20 minutes, wash clean

1 large handful of chives, cleaned and chopped fine

About 1/4 cup of minced garlic 

Juice of 2 lemons

5 tablespoons of olive oil

1/2 cup of good blue cheese salad dressing

1/2 cup of crumbled blue cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farhenheit

In a large pan (mine is cast iron), put the drained mussells.   Sprinkle with chives, garlic, the juice of the lemons, and the olive oil.  Cover.  Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.  I stirred at the 10 minute mark and the 20 minute mark.  You want the mussells to have opened and cooked.

Mix the blue cheese dressing and the blue cheese together.

Put in the middle of the table, uncovered.  If you have people who like mussells, remove your self.  If not, you get all the mussells to yourself.

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