Saturday, January 15, 2011
Simply Delish Mussels with Garlic and White Wine Sauce
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1 dozen green lip mussels
6 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 cups of white wine
1 stalk of celery
1 small onion
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup of cream
Preparing mussels for cooking:
Scrub mussels well in sink with running cold water. Remove "beards" from the mussel by pulling firmly towards hinge. If mussels are open then tap them...if they close they are good but if they do not, discard immediately.
1. Finely chopped onion, celery and garlic. Place into pot and gently saute in butter. (Make sure the pot is big enough to hold the dozen mussels).
2. Add the wine and bring to the boil. Drop in mussels, stir once and place on the lid. Steam until they open. Discard any that do not open.
3. Remove pot from heat, add cream and serve.
Best served with some crusty french bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
Well, I had a few hiccups with this one...1/2 the mussels didn't open, my sauce split and it wasn't as thick as I would have liked. However, the dish was very tasty and I would definitely try it again. Next time, I will make sure my butter has melted properly before adding the wine and turn up the heat so the mussels cook faster. I learned later that they only take about 3 mins to cook.
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KB and Whitesnake
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