Saturday, April 13, 2013

EASY French Mussels

As I have been cooking many of the same meals lately, I decided to challenge myself and cook something that I have never attempted. After looking around the store for a bit I found quite the deal on mussels. Beautiful beautiful oceany mussels :) I got two pounds and the kind man packed them in ice for me. Since it was one of the first things I got I tied the bag shut. Turns out that is not a good thing to do. The cashier untied them and stated that they needed to breathe. Turns out you can't suffocate the mussels before you cook them... good to know :)

Either way these were so simple to make, quick and easy and oooo so tasty!!! Generally one would want some crusty bread to sop of the juices. Being that I am gluten free I opted for some clean fries instead. Vive la France!


2lbs Raw Mussels
1 tablespoon EVOO
1 teaspoon dried onions (all I had on hand)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tablespoon parsley
2 cups white wine (something you would drink)

In a large dutch over (aka a big pot), add EVOO, onions, garlic and parsley. Saute for a few minutes until garlic is softened. Add in the wine and bring to a simmer. Add in the mussels and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer the mussels for 5-8 minutes. During the cooking process I also shook the pot to prevent any burning to the bottom mussels. Serve and enjoy! (NOTE... be sure to not eat any mussels that do not open. These may be discarded)

2lbs of these will server about 5 people and runs about 200 calories. Not bad for this nice lil French treat :) 

No comments:

Post a Comment