Garlic Mussels on Toast

I’ve been eating this dish since I was a child. My mother would always serve mussels in this way and hers were probably from a tin. Cod roe was another thing she used to slice and serve fried on toast. Hence I don’t know if I’m alone in having this as my mum is Danish or maybe everyone eats this, please let me know!

All I know is that I love Moules Marinière and this is like an unshelly cheats version on toast. Food doesn’t have to be complicated to taste good and this dish is a prime example of this

My inspiration for blogging this dish is Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes and her No Croutons Required challenge which is sandwiches this month then on checking the small print I read it had to be vegetarian! So here it is anyway, you can’t keep a good dish down!

Simply heat up your butter and crushed garlic, add mussels, fry and voila!

Mussels and garlic with a good squeeze of lemon, one of my favourite flavour combinations!

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Garlic Mussels on Toast
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A quick and simple lunch that's ready in 5 minutes, garlic mussels on toast!
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: English
Serves: 2
  • 240g Pack fresh cooked mussels
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 20g Butter
  • 2 Slices of wholemeal bread
  • 2 Slices of lemon, partially cut down the middle
  1. Heat the butter and garlic in a frying pan.
  2. Put the bread in your toaster to toast.
  3. On a medium heat add the mussels and fry turning regularly for about 3 minutes until heated through.
  4. Butter the toast and divide the mussels between the 2 slices of toast.
  5. Decorate with the lemon which you squeeze onto the mussels.

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  1. Paul Wilson

    Love fresh mussels.

  2. Ursula Hunt

    Lovely tasty snack, but no kissing afterwards!

    1. Camilla

      Well I wasn’t offering LOL:-)

  3. Jayne T

    What a fantastic idea, my hubby would love this, thanks for the recipe.


    I love mussels, but never had them like this before. I live a fifteen minute drive from Whitstable, so I’ll be going tomorrow to buy some caught nearby. I can’t wait to try this.

    1. Camilla

      Oh lucky you – enjoy:-)

  5. William Gould

    Wife would love this one!

  6. Ursula Hunt

    I adore Garlic mushrooms, loved this recipe

    1. Camilla

      Me too! Thank you:-)

  7. Anne Dalzell

    I love to buy fresh mussels and cockles from Dundrum bay. Perfect.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh lucky you!

  8. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    Looking good! 🙂

  9. Margot @ Coffee & Vanilla

    Looking good 🙂

  10. Nadia

    Interesting … Do you think mussels in a jar would work or do they need to be fresh?

    1. Camilla

      My mum always used to use tinned mussels (and I have too) so I’m sure jarred ones would be fine too, maybe just pat them dry with kitchen paper as they’d be wetter I presume:-)

  11. Heather Haigh

    Ok, I confess, I’m scared of mussels. Never eaten them because they look scary and I just can’t imagine (or maybe can shudder) what they feel like. I really wish I could make myself try them to find out.

    1. Camilla

      Oh there’s nothing to be scared of even my picky 10 yr old has been eating them for years, no weird texture to them!

      1. Heather Haigh

        You know I don’t even know where to buy them from or how! I must pluck up courage to hunt some down – guess I’ll start at the supermarket fish counter ?

        1. Camilla

          If it’s just for yourself you can buy them in tins or you can get them in Tesco in pre-packed packs on the fresh fish aisle which is enough for 2:-) They did stop doing them for a few months which really upset me – it’s my occassional treat:-)

  12. Ursula Hunt

    great snack

  13. Vohn McGuinness

    That sounds fab Camilla! I love mussels but never thought of having them on toast! Great idea.

    1. Camilla

      Oh Vohn, you’ve been missing out:-)

  14. glenn hutton

    I love all of the ingrediants but would never have thought to use them together, I will definitely try this as it sounds amazing!

    1. Camilla

      I’m just upset that Tesco have stopped selling their fresh mussels in packs so will have to find another supply. You can also use tinned mussels!

  15. Maya Russell

    Simple and tasty I’m sure.

  16. Paul Wilson

    I can almost smell it from the picture alone.

    1. Camilla

      I just need to find a new supplier of these mussels as Tesco have stopped selling them:-(

  17. Paul Wilson

    Garlic Mussels just sounds heavenly.

  18. Ursula Hunt

    Unusual way to serve but looks nice

  19. Karen

    I totally love this recipe Camilla, it reminds me of a dish my mum use to make with fried cod’s roe, from a tin, and served on toast! A real blast from the past! Karen

    1. Camilla

      And I used to like that cod’s roe but have never made it myself, must get a tin!

  20. Vanesther

    Oh this looks so good. I do adore mussels but only me and one of the kids eats them. Think I might make this for lunch next weekend and the others can have beans on toast! 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, you’ve made me feel better as I wasn’t sure about posting this simple dish!

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