Mussels In White Wine Recipe

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Mussels in White Wine

Roberta Savio

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@RobertaS

I am not a big fan of mussels, but this is one dish I like, especially the sauce.


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Serves:

4

Ingredients

12 c
fresh mussels, approx. 1lb.
1/4 c
butter
1 large
onion-chopped very fine
2-3 clove
garlic-crushed
1 1/2 c
dry white wine
2/3 c
water
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 pinch
lemon rind-or more if you like
1 bunch
of herbs, tied together-basil,parsley and sage
1 Tbsp
flour
4 Tbsp
heavy cream or half anf half
2-3 Tbsp
fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Scrub and clean mussels, making sure to remove the beards and dirt. IMPORTANT:-the mussels must be tightly closed, if any are opened, throw them out.
2
Melt half butter in large saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Fry until soft, not browned.
3
Add wine, water, lemon juice and rind, the tied herbs and plenty of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
4
Add mussels and cover tightly. Simmer 5 minutes shaking the pan often until all the mussels have opend. IMPORTANT:-throw away any mussels that have not opened. Remove the tied herbs.
5
Remove the empty half shell from all the mussels. Blend in remaining butter with the flour and beat into the soup, a little at a time. Simmer about 2-3 minutes until slightly thick.
6
Add the cream and half the parsley and gently mix.
Serve, and top with remaining parsley. Serve with a nice crusty rustic bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish Soups
Other Tag: Healthy