The Newbie Cook
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Making everything for the first time
I was feeling particularly adventurous. Baked mussels and tomatoes are okay. But oats?! I first used oats in meatballs and I’m fascinated about using it in a dozen other ways now that I know how versatile it is.
I previously made garlic butter baked mussels using a more traditional recipe. While I wanted to eat baked mussels again, I didn’t want to eat the same exact dish so soon. So I decided to experiment.
I was a little nervous but, thankfully, it wasn’t the horrible dish I feared it would be. The oats lent a nice crunch to the soft mussels. I ate it with half a cup of white rice. What’s your side dish of choice?
Recipe after the jump.
Baked Mussels with Oats and Tomato
8 mussels, top shell removed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
6 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tablespoons grated romano cheese
1 teaspoon oregano
2 small peeled tomatoes (fresh or canned), crushed
grated black pepper