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Baked Mussels with Chili Garlic

Baked Mussels with Chili Garlic This recipe was inspired by
Justine Reyes of San Fernando, Pampanga (Philippines) and
was featured on "You're the Chef" episode #505.
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Yield: four appetizer portions


2 lb. mussels, fresh, cleaned
1 c. onions, chopped
2 Tbsp. garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. hot chili sauce
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. sesame oil

1 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/2 c. soy sauce
to taste salt and pepper

Mussels procedure:
Put clean mussels in foil or 13" x 9" baking dish. Top with the remaining ingredients. Seal to make a pouch or cover the pan with aluminum foil and seal tightly.

Bake at 300F for 20 minutes in oven, or grill over charcoal.

Remove the mussels from the baking dish. Resesrve the onion/garlic mixture from the pan for the sauce.

Serve with the sauce and an ice-cold beer.

Sauce procedure:
Whisk together vinegar, soy sauce and salt and pepper with the onion/garlic mixture from the pan.