9/22/08

Ridiculously Delicious & Easy to Make Mussels

Sunday night I made yet another dinner based on what was on sale at the grocery store. The meal had two separate parts: fig salad and mussels.

Blue Maine mussels were on sale for $3.99 and looked surprisingly clean and de-beared. Unfortunately, the store did not have shallots (!!!), but that did not stop me with following through with a "recipe" I had in mind.

Ridiculously Delicious & Easy to Make Mussels

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter (I used salted, thus no need for extra salt)
2 tablespoons sliced or chopped red onion (use shallots, if you have them)
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1/3 cup of white wine (approximately) [you can also use water or chicken stock, or vegetable stock]
lemon slices and minced parsley for garnish
good bread

Directions
1. In a deep pan (I used one that Stacey gave me years ago) heat butter, add onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes.
2. Add white wine, bring to a boil, add mussels, cover and cook at reduced heat until the mussels open.
3. Discard any unopened mussels (I did not have any), put some of the mussels into a deep bowl, top with some of the broth, sprinkle with minced parsley.
4. Add a few slices of lemon and bread to the bowl and dig in.

[Note: I also added a bit of olive oil/blush raspberry vinegar/grainy mustard dressing I had left-over from the fig salad to step #2.]

Thoughts: this was such a great dish. You would pay a lot of money for this at a restaurant, but could make it for reasonable amount of money at home and be in control of what you put into your dish. I will make another mussel dish tonight.

2 comments:

BlueToYou said...

what a super deluxe dinner :)

recipes2share said...

I adore mussels and what a quick, tasty recipe. Thank you!