Dreaming about baked tahong for months I bought a packet of frozen mussels but decided on trying something new. I remember reading about fried mussels or clams drizzled with lemon and so I ended up with this simple but fabulous appetizer.
1 onion, diced
4 tbsp of crushed garlic
1 small lemon
salt and pepper
Squeeze lemon juice on the mussels. Take out the seeds. Sprinkle salt and pepper and stir in the diced onions. Mix thoroughly and marinate for at least an hour.
Heat olive oil in a pan. Stir-fry garlic until fragrant. Add in the mussels and marinade and stir-fry for about 3 minutes or until the juice dries up. Toss in more diced raw onion and chili if desired. Serve immediately.