If you love mussels, this recipe is a keeper. Very easy and lots of flavor. My kids love it! Add a salad and a glass of wine and you have a meal.
I buy a 2lb. bag of frozen mussels from the seafood section at the local Super Walmart.
Cook onion and garlic in butter in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add wine and mussels and cook, covered, over moderately high heat until mussels just open wide, 6 to 8 minutes. (Discard any mussels that have not opened after 8 minutes).
Transfer mussels with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl, then transfer cooking liquid to a blender along with cream, basil, pepper and salt and blend until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids).Pour over mussels.