I always thought mussels would be an incredibly difficult dish to cook. This is not the case at all. The following recipe is courtesy of Dallas Central Market Cooking School. I attended the class last summer and discovered how truly easy it is to cook mussels.
Ingredients (serves 6 as an appetizer, 2-3 as main course)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
2 cups roma tomatoes, diced 1/2 inch
1 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 pounds of fresh black mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded (if you buy them at Whole Foods they come this way)
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Pinch of fresh thyme
Crusty French bread, to serve
1. Heat the butter in a large stew pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallots. Sauté until golden, stirring constantly.
2. Add tomatoes, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes give up their juice. Then add white wine, salt, paper. Cook until reduced by half.
3. Stir in the mussels, turning to coat them with the sauce. Cover the pot and turn heat to high.
4. Cook mussels, covered, 7 – 10 minutes. Turn off heat.
5. Add herbs and stir to incorporate.
6. Divide mussels among serving bowls, discarding any that did not open, and ladle the sauce over them.
7. Serve with bread to sop up the sauce.
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Sounds good! Thanks, Talya, for the recipe!
Margaret Almon says
I first had mussels only a few years ago, and was smitten!
Talya Tate Boerner says
Me too! Thanks for reading:)
Heather @ The Beating Hearth says
I want to make this!! Yum! That is all I have to say. Thanks for linking up over at the IC today!
White wine sauce & muscles…Please pass a plate, Talya!!! Thank you so much for linking this to our very first Link Party at Inspiration Cafe!!! Pinning!!!
[email protected]'s Mansion says
Tayla these look scrumptious, I have been going through all the links and now I am just hungry thanks so much for sharing at the IC
Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says
I thought mussels would be harder to cook as well! You make it look easy and i would love to surprise Sam with this dish sometime! Pinned it!
Natalie @ NorthShore Days says
My hubby loves mussels and we used to pick them off the rocks in Durban – even I ate when he cooked them. Fantastic recipe Talya xxx
[email protected] says
I have to admit, I’ve never made mussels, but, this recipe looks delish.
Talya Tate Boerner says
It was my first time to make them too. So easy…