Smoked Mussels, Hazelnut And Ricotta Crostini

A crispy crostini topped with delicious smoked mussels, aromatic hazelnut, and smooth ricotta cheese. Definitely a crowd-pleaser to start off a casual dinner or an elevated snack for the perfect pick-me-up!

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • 2 cans (85g each) Ocean’s Whole Smoked Mussels
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, skinless 
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Thinly slice baguette. Brush olive oil on both sides and lightly season with salt. Bake in the oven until brown and crispy, 8-12 minutes.
  3. Simultaneously, roast the hazelnuts on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, watching to make sure they don’t burn. Once cooled, roughly chop the hazelnuts.
  4. Drain mussels. Put aside.
  5. Mix ricotta with lemon and salt.
  6. To prepare, spread ricotta mixture on the baguette. Top with mussels, chopped hazelnuts and garnish with parsley and cracked pepper.