Mussels in white wine and garlic

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Mussels in white wine and garlic
Mussels in white wine and garlic


•  1kg mussels

•  1 glass dry white wine

•  1 large shallot finely chopped

•  2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

•  Bay leave

•  Hand full of parsley

•  Butter

•  Olive oil


1. Rinse and scrub mussels under cold water. 

2. Using your fingers or paring knife, remove beards (strings that hang from the mussel shells), and discard. 

3. In a large pot, add a spoonful of butter and a splash of olive oil. 

4. Heat until the butter melts. Set over medium heat and add wine, shallots, garlic, and salt. 

5. Simmer for 5 minutes. 

6. Add mussels and bay leave, cover, and increase heat. 

7. Cook until all mussels are open. This will take approx.  about 5 minutes. 

8. Stir in parsley and another spoon of butter (optional) 

9. Remove from heat.

10. Divide mussels and broth among four bowls. 

Serve immediately with fries and crusty bread


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