Scrub mussels with a brush, pull off beards. Prepare a frying pan with a tight fitting lid that will hold all the mussels. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/3 cup water, salt and pepper. Cover pan, let mussels steam over medium heat to open. DO NOT USE UNOPENED MUSSELS. Remove mussels and open shells, leaving the mussel in one shell and discarding the second shell. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese and garlic, Mix well; spoon over each mussel. Top with about 1 teaspoon of crushed tomatoes; sprinkle with chopped parsley. Drizzle with olive oil and remaining liquid from steam process to moisten the bread crumbs. Bake at 375 degrees F. until golden brown--about 15-20 minutes. Serve hot.
Makes 6 to 8 Servings.
Per Serving: 261 Calories (42.6% from fat); 12g Fat (2g Sat, 7g Mono, 1g Poly); 13g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 22mg Cholesterol; 506mg Sodium. Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Fat.