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I learned how to cook and season mussels from a Greek cookbook I own. I've added fresh lemon juice to this mix as well and garnished with fresh parsley and lemon slices when serving guests.
- Scrub the mussels to clean.
- Remove any exposed beards.
- Note that removing the beards kills the mussels, so do not do it until you are ready to prepare the dish.
- Rinse well several times to remove any sand.
- Place the wine, shallots, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt& pepper in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.
- Add the mussels.
- Cover and cook until the mussels open, 8-10 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving platter, discarding any that did not open.
- Spoon the cooking liquid over the mussels.
Great flavor. Added a diced tomato. I will use this recipe a lot. Thanks Merm!
Good and easy to prepare. This is a great basic mussel recipe, which you could always make fancier by adding a bit of cream to the sauce at the end or any number of other variations. Our mussels only took a few minutes to cook, not as long as the recipe called for. We melted a bit of butter to dip the mussels in. Heaven on a plate!
Very easy and delicious. I substituted white vermouth for the wine and dehydrated red onion for the shallots and the mussels took only 2-3 minutes to cook. Thanks for posting!