Mussels in White Wine and Garlic

"elegant seafood extravaganza"
 
Mussels in White Wine and Garlic created by alenafoodphoto
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  • Rinse and scrub mussels under cold water.
  • Using your fingers or paring knife, remove beards (strings that hang from the mussel shells), and discard. Discard any broken mussels. If any mussels are open and resist being closed, discard them.
  • In a large stockpot set over medium heat, melt the butter. Once it's hot, add shallots, garlic, and salt.
  • Add the wine and bring to a boil.
  • Add mussels and cover.
  • Steam until all mussels are open, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in herbs.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Divide mussels and broth among four bowls.
  • Serve immediately.
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  1. Steve
    A spectacular meal and presentation, the most challenging part is finding quality mussels for a fair price. My tweaks: thin-slice the garlic (I use a mini-mandolin) adds a nice visual to the presentation, especially if lightly coated in fat and browned in an air fryer prior to adding. A few sprigs of thyme. Add the zest and juice of a couple of fresh lemons. Instead of all wine, I use half wine and half seafood stock for the steaming liquid. Even chicken stock if I don't have seafood stock handy. 2 seeded/diced fresh jalapeno pepper. 1 big pinch crushed red pepper flakes. Does not add much heat and looks nice. 1 large tomato, seeded and diced. Substituting a cup of leftover liquid for water when making a pack of shrimp ramen noodles is memorable.
     
  2. 1226MC
    Could you use frozen mussels?
     
  3. Patricia F.
    Can mussels cooked in garlic and wine be made the previous day and served next day? Will fridge overnight.
     
  4. chris m.
    Tasty, super easy recipe. Make sure you use a really big pot, 4 lbs of mussels is more than it looks.
     
  5. Alfredo C.
    Easy to make, tasted good. Added some fresh tarragon as a different comment advised it was a good idea to add some. Myself and 2 others ate it and liked it.
     
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