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♥ Teri

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White Wine Steamed Mussels
Serves 3 to 4

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 sprigs thyme
2/3 cup white wine
1 lemon, juiced
1 1/2 cups fish stock (or 1 cup clam juice and 1/2 cup water)
2 lbs. black mussels, scrubbed clean and beards removed
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
2 teaspoons minced tarragon
zest of 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

1 crusty baguette

1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt butter. Sauté shallot, garlic and thyme for 4 to 5 minutes or until translucent and fragrant.
2. Reduce mixture with wine and lemon juice and continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
3. Add stock (or clam juice and water combination) and bring mixture to a boil. Add mussels and cover for 4 to 5 minutes. Uncover, add tomatoes, parsley and tarragon and re-cover for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until mussels just open. Lightly season mixture with salt and pepper and finish with fresh lemon zest. Serve immediately with a warmed, crusty baguette.

  1. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Debearding mussels is the bane of my existence! But it is sooooo worth it. They are one of my favorite foods! This broth with the bread, yes! Amazing!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Lol! Me too! I get especially creeped out when they fight back and pull their beards back into their shells! Freaky, but tasty stuff :)

  2. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance Not Specified Not Specified

    This is perfect. From the white wine sauce to the crusty bread to dip into said sauce. I’m in love.

  3. Carolyn Selheim-Miller Not Specified Not Specified

    Mussels are my jam, and I absolutely love them with a simple preparation like this. This looks mouth-watering good!

  4. Brian @ Kitchen Domination Not Specified Not Specified

    This is a great preparation for mussels–so easy to do (once you get them debearded), yet so delicious! I’ve never used fish stock as a part of the steaming liquid before, but it seems like a natural choice that would turn out very well.

  5. Jordan Not Specified Not Specified

    Love making mussels-they seem fancy but are so, so easy. One of my favorite things is to cube some zucchini and throw it in while the mussels cook. The zucchini soaks up all of the delicious flavor!

  6. Donna@NothingChocolate Not Specified Not Specified

    Your images are so sharp and so big, like those mussels are jumping right into my open mouth! Nice job!

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  8. Melanie Not Specified Not Specified

    I made this recipe as an appetizer this past weekend and it was incredible!! I was very impressed with myself, as were my guests :) We dipped bread and added sliced chorizo to the broth (I used homemade veggie broth I had on hand, and it was just fine). Next time, I’ll be making french fries for some moules et frites!

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