A huge sale on mussels prompted me to take a stab at making them for dinner tonight. They were FANTASTIC! They are quick and easy to make and taste as good as any restaurant preparation I’ve tried. I found this recipe at Safeway.
Steamed Mussels in White Wine
2 Tablespoons of Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
3 cloves of Garlic, minced
1/2 cup of onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup Chardonnay
3 lb Fresh, Live Mussels
2 Tablespoons Bay Seasoning (or Cajun)
Salt and Pepper
Rinse mussels in cold running water and allow to sit in colander until you put them in the pot. Melt butter in a stockpot (that will fit all the mussels) over medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic, and onion and saute until onions are clear. Add mussels, wine, and juice of a approximately one lemon. Cover and bring to medium-high heat, allow mussels to steam for 5-10 minutes. All the shells should open. Add in spices and stir.
I served over GF linguine pasta.