*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            MUSSELS A LA PLANCHA
 
 Recipe By     : La Parilla: The Mexican Grill  Reed Hearon
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mc                               Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        small mussels (preferably cultivated) -- scrubbed
 well and
                         beards pulled
                         off
    2      sticks        unsalted butter -- (1 cup)
      1/4  cup           Veracruz salsa (recipe follows)
    1      tablespoon    fresh lime juice
      1/4  teaspoon      coarse salt -- or to taste
    6                    fresh epazote leaves* if desired -- chopped
 
 Prepare grill.
 Preheat a large griddle or 12-inch cast-iron skillet on a rack over very hot
 coals.
 When griddle or skillet is very hot, add mussels and cook, stirring
 occasionally if using skillet, until mussels are opened, about 3 minutes.
 Discard any unopened mussels.
 While mussels are cooking, in a small saucepan heat butter and salsa over
 moderately high heat until mixture sizzles. Remove pan from heat and stir in
 lime juice, salt, and epazote.
 Drizzle sauce over mussels.
 
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 NOTES :  Plancha is simply another word for comal, or griddle.
 * available at Mexican markets and some specialty produce markets