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mussels in white wine

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Recipe by
Roberta Savio
Swfl, FL

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

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)

Ingredients For mussels in white wine

  • 12 c
    fresh mussels, approx. 1lb.
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 lg
    onion-chopped very fine
  • 2-3 clove
  • 1 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 2/3 c
  • 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
  • 4 Tbsp
    heavy cream or half anf half
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make mussels in white wine

  • 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.

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