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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    GinnyP's Note:

    First made for us by friends, my husband has made this at home several times since. No doubt this is rich, but we can't resist having it a couple times a month when mussels are in season.

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    1. 1
      In a large pot over medium heat, place wine and 1/4 stick butter.
    2. 2
      Add the shallots, garlic, celery leaves, and parsley and simmer.
    3. 3
      Place mussels in a bamboo steamer above the pot.
    4. 4
      Cover and let the mussels steam until they are all open, 10 to 20 minutes.
    5. 5
      When all are opened, remove and discard the half of each shell without the mussel and place the half shell with the mussels in bowls.
    6. 6
      During this time, reduce the mixture in the pot by 1/2 and add the remaining butter.
    7. 7
      When the mixture is reduced by one-half or when there is just about no more liquid at the bottom of the pot, add 1/2 to 2/3 of the whipping cream to the pot.
    8. 8
      (You can add the whole pint, it's personal preference.) Let the mixture come to a boil, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    9. 9
      Pour the cream sauce over the mussels and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2003


      My review isn't showing, so I will do this again....THIS RECIPE IS DELICIOUS!! I used the entire pint of cream, and it was heaven! Definiately will make this again!!!

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    • on December 17, 2010


      Great! Easy! Will make again. Bread is completely necessary. Served with braised mustard greens. Thank you!

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    • on October 15, 2010


      What a different taste for mussels. We loved them. Cooked exactly to the recipe but with only half of the mussels. My only letdown was that I didn't have some crusty bread for the remainder of the sauce... Will definitely make these again & remember the bread. 10 Stars.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mussels

    Serving Size: 1 (371 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 870.6
    Calories from Fat 569
    Total Fat 63.2 g
    Saturated Fat 36.1 g
    Cholesterol 289.0 mg
    Sodium 1034.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 43.8 g

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