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    Mussels in Wine and Cream

    Mussels in Wine and Cream. Photo by John Challender

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    1 hr 10 mins

    45 mins

    25 mins

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    Serves: 2-4


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    1. 1
      Put the olive oil and butter/margarine into a good sized frying pan (with a lid) and then fry, not too quickly, the chopped garlic and shallots.
    2. 2
      When the shallots and garlic are just transparent, (about two minutes), add the water, wine, bay leaf, parsley and mussels.
    3. 3
      Add ground pepper to taste and pour cream over the mussels.
    4. 4
      Cover pan with lid, over moderate to high heat.
    5. 5
      When liquid starts to steam, keep over the heat, constantly shaking the pan until all (or at least most) of the shells open.
    6. 6
      This will only take three, or four minutes.
    7. 7
      Do not overcook and avoid letting the liquid boil.
    8. 8
      You will hear the shells crack open and when most have opened, remove from heat.
    9. 9
      Too much cooking will only make them tough.
    10. 10
      Serve immediately (only the ones that opened) in bowls with plenty of sauce and crisp fresh bread.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 11, 2001


      This was great! My guests had 2nd and 3rd helpings.

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    • on November 20, 2004


      Modified the recipe slightly. Because mussels produce lots of liquid, I omitted the 1/2 cup of water. Had no parsley so chopped some fresh fennel leaves. Deliscious dish, easy to make.

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    • on July 09, 2001



    Nutritional Facts for Mussels in Wine and Cream

    Serving Size: 1 (462 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1417.8
    Calories from Fat 953
    Total Fat 105.9 g
    Saturated Fat 54.6 g
    Cholesterol 434.7 mg
    Sodium 1569.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 64.4 g

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