3 pound mussels, sorted and cleaned (de-bearded, de-barnacled, and left in shells)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoon chopped chives
Sea salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
Pre-heat cast iron skillet on side burner or grill on high heat for 15 minutes, skillet must be VERY hot.
Mix oil, garlic, and chives in a bowl and set aside.
Place mussels into skillet and shake it around a bit to settle them in.
Once the mussels have steamed open and are fully cooked, pour oil mixture over mussels, season with salt and pepper and serve with baguette and white wine.
This recipe might test the "seasoning" of your skillet. If there is a messy residue, fill the skillet halfway with water and heat until residue lifts off.