Another Quick and Inexpensive Mussel Recipe

25 May

Mussels. They are easy to make and super inexpensive. Tonight, I made mussels for the fella. A pound of mussels was $1.99! Add that to the giant bottle of zinfandel I found in my kitchen, you know which ones I’m talking about, the giant gallon looking bottles of pink wine that are usually on sale in the grocery. Here’s what you need

3 Garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper
4 TBS of butter
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 TBS of Herbs de Provence
1 lb Mussels, duh

Make sure you rinse the mussels off in a strainer and discard any open ones.
Heat one swirl of the pan’s worth of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add three Tablespoons of butter and garlic. Once the butter melts, add the herbs, salt and pepper. Pour in about 3 cups of the wine. The sauce is slightly spicy with the pepper flakes and is perfect for dipping. When the wine mixture is boiling add mussels and cover. Before serving, cube the last TBS of butter and toss into the hot pan. Serve with a baguette or sliced baguette pieces or “toasty bread” as the fella likes to refer to it.

We also finished off some delish cheese including: Amadeus, Bucheron and Drunken Goat Cheese.

Serve the mussels hot and enjoy the sauce for dipping!!
C’est si Yum!!

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