spicy mussels in white wine sauce

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by chia2160

this recipe is from an old gourmet magazine. i made it last night and just loved it, quick, easy and the heat can be adjusted to taste. serve this with crusty french bread to get all the broth. this can be an appetizer for 6, but i can almost eat it all myself!

Top Review by iris5555

Oh my, oh my, oh my. This is ambrosial. I loved the addition of fennel to the mussels. I did add less red pepper than indicated but the amount I did use added plenty of kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic, fennel seeds, crushed red pepper and salt; sauté until onion is light brown, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add wine, lemon slices and 1/4 cup parsley; bring to boil.
  4. Add mussels.
  5. Cover pot and cook until mussel shells open, stirring once to rearrange mussels, about 6 minutes; discard any mussels that do not open.
  6. Using slotted spoon, transfer mussels to large shallow bowl.
  7. Boil broth in pot until reduced to 1 cup, about 3 minutes; season to taste with pepper.
  8. Pour broth over mussels.
  9. Sprinkle tomatoes and remaining parsley over.

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