Ingredients

  • 2 lb (1 kg) fresh PEI Mussels
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) yellow peppers diced
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) red peppers, diced
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) red onions diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) arugula
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) honey
  • 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped italian parsley (or chives)
  • zest of half a lime
  • juice of 1 lime

Method

  1. Rinse fresh PEI Mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
  2. Steam mussels in a covered pot for 5-7 minutes, or until the mussels open up. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  3. Combine shallots, honey, lemon juice, vegetable or canola oil, dijon mustard, parsley, chives and lime in a in a jar with a tightly fitting lid and shake well - or whisk in a bowl until emulsifies - for the citrus honey vinaigrette dressing. Set aside.
  4. Remove mussel meat from shells and set aside.
  5. Refrigerate dressing for one hour prior to serving. The dressing will keep for 10 to 14 days in the refrigerator.
  6. When ready to serve combine mussel meats, peppers, onion, arugula, salt and pepper, and dressing.
  7. Stir and serve.