Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)

Good day everyone! Sorry for the late post today.  We have been experimenting with ice cream and I totally forgot I have to post today. (^_^) I will update you on our ice cream adventure later.  Meanwhile, we have got lots of leftover mussels from the last recipe we made.  We actually purposely bought extra mussels just for this recipe.  My husband loves this with his beer and I love just snacking on it.  Today, we're making cheesy and gooey baked mussels, very easy to make yet so sinfully delicious :)  Cooking time only lasts for a few minutes, much of it will be spent on prep and assembly.  You can also do this ahead of time then place it first on the fridge then bake later.  Perfect if you have guests coming.
Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)




For our ingredients, we will need the following:
1.  Mussels, cooked (see previous recipe here)
2.  Butter or margarine
3.  Fresh garlic
4.  Your favorite cheese
Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)

Let's start shall we?  First, soften your butter.  Just place it in a clean plate and let it sit on room temperature until it can easily be mixed.  You can speed up the process of softening by mashing it with the back of your fork.  Next, get a clove or two of garlic then using a cheese grater, grate your garlic.  I love doing it this way rather than mincing it because I think the flavor/juice comes out more.
Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)

Next, all you have to do is mix, mix, mix!  You can use a whisk or a fork.  Just make sure the garlic is well incorporated with your butter.  Also, if you are using unsalted butter, you can add salt at this point.  If you prefer spicy mussels, you can add paprika or chili powder.  I did not add chili on mine as the husband can't stand spicy food.  I just put hot sauce on mine after the mussels are cooked.  I love cheesy mussels with extra heat.
Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)
Next, in a separate container, grate your cheese.  I just used the regular cheddar cheese.  You can use quick-melt cheese or go extra fancy and add mozarella.
Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)

Set the cheese and garlic-and-butter mixture aside then get your mussels.  Just remove the "top" part of the mussels and keep the half where the "meat" is attached to.  Discard the empty half.  We won't be needing those.

Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)
Now, add in your garlic-butter mixture using a brush then top with cheese.  You can place it in the fridge for later, but we waiting game is a game we don't want to play so we cooked this after I prepped the mussels, plus, who can resist this deliciousness? This looks yummy already :)
Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)

Place your mussels in a baking pan then bake for a few minutes just until the cheese melts.  If you are like me who doesn't own an oven, you can place this on a microwaveable plate then zap it in the microwave for a minute or two on high.  Just watch for it carefully from time to time as the microwave "burns" the cheese a lot quicker than a conventional oven.  You can also place these in a skillet over medium high heat then cover with a lid to let the cheese melt.
Baked Tahong (Baked Mussels)

Enjoy this cheesy goodness! Yummy! :)
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82 comments:

  1. I love this dish <3 anything with mussels actually! too bad my parents don't really like them at home since they're paranoid about shellfish poisoning :((((

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    1. aww! here in our country, they actually let the people know when there is red tide, and automatically, the market won't be selling sea foods during that time :)

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  2. nice post!!!!
    kisses

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  3. It looks really great!
    Kisses

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  4. Bakes is my favorite way to have tahong. Our recipe has butter, parmesan cheese, and a splash of worcestershire sauce. Super yummy, just like your recipe! Mmmm!
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    1. oohh! i'd love to try your recipe ^_^

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  5. It's semms to easy to make it by yourself, thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

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  6. Yummy ^^
    I want eat all :)

    Kisses
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  7. this looks soooooooo delicious! I love sea food. Especially the little octopuses

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  8. Thank u for sharing this very yummy recipe! My bf loves mussels & this would be perfect to make!
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  9. Nice recipe dear...thx for sharing...:-)

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  10. great post! :)
    you've got a lovely blog!
    would you love to follow each other? we could follow via GFC or via email and also on another socials like twitter instagram or lookbook

    just let me know on my blog :)

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    1. thanks cece :) added you to circles!

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  11. I usually have mussels with garlic butter but cheese adds a whole other dimension of yumminess. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I def. want to hear more about the ice cream adventures :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. thanks rowena :) will definitely give you an update on that!

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  12. would like to try it!!!
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  13. I am not into muscles generally, but these ones look amazing!! Yum yum!
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    1. thanks mindy! nice photoshoot on your blog :)

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  14. This looks Yummy, I really need to try this recipe!!!

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  15. Yummy. Wish I could have it :-p :-)

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    1. if we were neighbors, i would definitely give you some ;)

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  16. Waaah if only we have an oven at home! Bf's mom bought these, forgot the restaurant. yum! I wanna do it someday too!

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    1. no worries sis! you can cook this sa microwave or toaster oven or even sa kawali lang, cover mo lang para magmelt yung cheese ;) can't comment on your blog :(

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  17. Oh WOW.... I love muscles and this recipe looks divine and simple!! I have GOT to try this!! Haha my boyfriend is coming to stay this weekend and there are SO many recipes I want to surprise him with but I think this one might be a winner :)
    Thank you!

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  18. aaand suddenly im hungry :P my friends would agree with your husband that this is the best beer food ever :D btw nice sharp pics angel and im currently hosting a victorias secret giveaway i hope you can join :)

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    1. thank you shayne. joined your giveaway! :)

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  19. Love the mussels ! Look amazing this way !
    Anyway thanks for a step by on my blog and lovely comment ;)

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    1. you're welcome hun. thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Thx for the comment :)
    Kiss

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    1. you're welcome maggie :) glad you visited my blog.

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  21. This looks great!! Awesome recipes... you just made me hungry!
    kisses from Miami,
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    1. ooops! sorry :) thanks for visiting my blog dear :)

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  22. it seems delicious! Yummy yummy
    xoxo
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  23. My hubby will faint if I cook this! but since ayoko siya himatayin, I'll give this recipe to him instead hihi :)

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  24. Looks really yummy, thanks for the recipe!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope to see you there again :)

    See you xx

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    1. thanks charline. will keep in touch ;)

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  25. It sound really good, i want to try it!
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    1. thank you dania! hope you like it!

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  26. OMG! This looks so yummy!! I have to try this recipe! <3

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  27. Looks so yummy!

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  28. it looks delicious! definately should try it!
    very nice blog by the way :)

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  29. Mussels are not typically my thing- but I think I could get down with this recipe. Looks so good!

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    1. hope you can try this some time :) thanks ashley!

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  30. Hey beauty nice pictures, I love ur blog :)
    I am your new follower ,so check out my blog I hope you can follow back =)
    Regards from Bosnia ♥
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    1. thank you sabrina! i truly appreciate it! will follow you back.

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  31. We love Baked Mussels over here at home as well. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  32. I've ordered this dish a time or two at a restaurant, and I really liked it. Who knew it's actually so easy to prepare? I suddenly feel like I've been robbed with the resto's price for this dish. Lol.

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    1. awwww! try making it at home one time ;) super easy!

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  33. Haven't tried doing it at home but I really want to do this 'coz I prefer eating this than the one with broth/stock and ginger.

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  34. fungus is very useful, especially in my area :) Greetings Indonesia

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    1. interesting ;) thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Yummmmm! Tagal ko na di nakakain ng tahong. Hehe. I'll try this soon.
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    1. super cheap the last time i bought, 40 pesos per kilo :)

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  36. OMG! I miss this dish so much! Not easy to find here in KL. U made it look so easy...but I'm terrible in the kitchen so I wouldn't dare to try. Better ask hubby to do it, haha! Love this post!

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