Steamed Mussels in White Wine

Very easy to make and of course, the best part is sopping up the broth with lightly toasted pieces of garlic bread.

Ingredients

  1. 2 lb mussels scrubbed amp debearded
  2. 3 tbs virgin olive oil
  3. 2 tbs butter unsalted
  4. 1/2 cup white onion chopped
  5. 3 shallots chopped
  6. 1 jalapeno (green or red) finely chopped
  7. 2 cloves garlic finely sliced
  8. 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  9. 1 cup white wine
  10. 1 tsp dried thyme
  11. Dash salt / pepper
  12. 1 cup plum tomatoes seeded and chopped
  13. 3 scallions (green onions) thinly sliced
  14. 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  15. Toasted garlic bread

Method

  1. Storing Mussels: rinse mussels in netted bag with water and then refrigerate on a small plate until ready to prepare that day You can place in freezer periodically for 20 minutes to really chill
  2. Preparing Mussels: cut open netted bag and place mussels in a colander Remove any beards with your fingers scrub ones that may be dirty and discard ones that arent tightly shut
  3. Change Place colander in a large bowl and fill with water Soak for 20 minutes in refrigerator then drain
  4. Change Tip: After preparing and chopping veggies prepare the garlic toasted bread
  5. Change In a big sauté pan 12-14” with lid (or a large pot) heat the oil and butter over medium heat Add the onion pepper and shallots cook for 3-4 minutes Stir a bit
  6. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes cook for 1 more minute Add the wine thyme and dash of salt amp pepper Slightly stir
  7. Change Bring this up to a boil add the mussels cover and give the pan (pot) a shake or two Reduce to medium-high heat and steam for about 4-5 minutes Then check to see if most if not all of the mussels are opened
  8. Change Add the tomatoes scallions and a bit of white wine to the pan and cover Shake the pan and turn off heat Let steam for another 1-2 minutes
  9. Change Before pouring the mussels and the broth into the bowl(s) discard any unopened ones Serve hot with a sprinkling of parsley and dont forget the toasted bread
  10. Change Ah one of the best parts of the meal!

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