Steamed Mussels With Lime & Cilantro

Recipe by Abby Girl
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse the mussels in a colander under cold water, scrub the shells throughly, remove the tough, wiry beards and discard any mussels with broken or gaping shells.
  • While the mussels drain, heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium high heat. Add carrot and jalapeno; saute, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften and lightly brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and 1/2 tsp of the lime zest and saute until fragrant, 30 seconds. Pour in the wine and raise the heat to high.
  • As soon as the wine boils, add the mussels and cover the pot. Steam the mussels, shaking the pot once or twice, until the shells open, 5 - 6 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat. With a slotted spoon, transfer the mussels to a large bowl and keep warm.
  • Return the pot with the cooking liquid to the heat add the cream, boil until the sauce reduces just a bit, 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add 1-1/2 T of the lime juice, the cilantro and chili sauce, if using.
  • Taste and add more lime juice and salt if needed.
  • Ladle the mussels into wide, shallow bowls, pour some of the sauce over each portion and serve immediately.
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