An easy French Mussel recipe. Perfect for a quick and easy dinner; but, fancy enough to impress dinner guests.
- 1 1/2 pound mussels
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup shallots
- 5 cloves garlic
- 3/4 cup white wine
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from chezus.com
Clean the Mussels:
As soon as you get home, remove the mussels from the plastic bag they came in. Put them in a glass bowl and cover with a wet paper towel. Slide into the fridge until ready to begin cooking.
Thirty minutes before cooking, soak the mussels in a bowl of cold water. If, they have a beard, remove it. Holding the mussel in one hand, tug at the beard with the other hand until it comes out. Scrub the mussel with a stiff brush. Set aside.
In a dutch oven, over low heat, melt the butter. Add the shallots, stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, stir and cook for 3 minutes. Add the mussels, stir, and then add the wine. Raise the heat to high for a couple minutes, then lower to simmer. Cover with a lid. The mussels will be ready in 5 - 8 minutes. Once they are all opened, it is time to eat.
Serve with a warm baguette to enjoy the broth.