Friday, April 13, 2012

Simply Delish Mussels with Garlic and White Wine Sauce

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


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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This recipe has been shared with Food On Friday


JJ said...

One of my absolute favorites!

KB said...

Glad you likey.

Carole said...

Hi there, this is a really nice post about fish/seafood. It would be great if you linked to it in my Food on Friday series. This week it is about all things fishy and seafoody. Food on Friday

Carole said...

Great that you linked in. Was going to link in but see collection is closed on this post.

KB said...

There is a new post for this week.

Carole said...

Just to let you know that this link to Food on Friday was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today.
It would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter. I will follow you back
Have a great week.

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