Mussels in Red Wine Sauce

Total Time
30 mins
3 mins

Last weekend I was craving mussels, but didnt have the ingredients for my favorite recipe, so I came up with this one. It's now my New Favorite Recipe. Keith's thoughts...."You can make this anytime and it wont hurt my feelings any" which translated means-GREAT! Serve with your favorite salad, I made Classic Ceasar, and a loaf of hot bread to sop up the sauce.

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  1. Scrub and remove beards from mussels.
  2. Set Aside.
  3. In a large sauce pan combine the wine and butter.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium.
  5. Add the chives, red pepper flakes and garlic.
  6. Stirring often reduce volume by half.
  7. Return heat to high and add the tomatoes with juice, citrus juice and mussels.
  8. Stir once to coat and cover with a tight fitting lid.
  9. Boil for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and discard any mussels that have not opened.
  11. Ladle mussels into serving bowls and pour remaining sauce on top.
  12. Offer pepper at table.