Mussels with Garlic & White Wine

"The creamy broth this creates is terrific. I guarantee it will be sopped up with bread or a spoon. Anyone not like mussels?? Recipe says it is for four but try it for two. It will not be wasted!!"
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  • In a pot large enough to hold mussels, heat butter on medium heat.
  • Add garlic and mussels, toss and warm for two minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, wine, cream, salt& pepper.
  • Raise heat to med-high, cover and cook 5 minutes.
  • Check during cooking.
  • Do not overcook.
  • Mussels are done when shells have opened.
  • Divide into 4 bowl with broth.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon wedge.

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  1. Lovely. I actually made a couple of changes, but they worked well. Tomatoes are pretty mealy and flavorless this time of year so I omitted them and added a Tablespoon of Ajvar (a spicy red pepper sauce). Instead of bread (which we have a little trouble controlling ourselves with, I tossed the sauce with just a little angel hair pasta. Next time I might cut back on the cream just a little, because I think you can, and replace it with wine or broth. Oh and I started with a little shallots along with the garlic too, because I had it. This really was lovely and I served it with a green salad and the rest of the white wine.
  2. Perfect! Used 2lb as required but frozen. Tomato was growing seeds inside of it (GMO) So I roasted a red pepper in advance. Add a few dices of good ham. Ate with a baguette angel hair and a grate of fontina on top. Didnt need to pasta filler. The original recipe is good for 2 adults plus 2nd and a leftover. Perfect recipe.
  3. Fantastic recipe! After they were cooked, we let them sit on low heat for around 15-20 minutes for the mussels to soak all the flavors from the sauce. My group even added a drop of our favorite hotsauce when serving.
  4. This recipe was good, but I thought that the wine/cream ratio was off and maybe should have been the other way around. The sauce was not as creamy as I had anticipated! I will go back to my garlic, onion, cream and saffron sauce.
  5. This truly was a treat for me, and I sat and ate them all myself :) Scrumptious with clams or mussels. I have had them both ways!


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