Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mussels in a garlic and shallot wine sauce

I love mussels. I love them even more when I can get a frozen package of two pounds of cooked mussels in their shell for 4.62 at the Super Walmart.

(If you are using fresh mussels, please read my instrustions and precautions here)
To heat the already cooked mussels:

Boil a pot of water, and heat the mussels in their inner plastic bag.

For the yummy, yummy sauce:

Heat pot over medium heat, add 3-4 tablespoons olice oil. Chop about 8 shallots (or 1 large onion), and add them to the pot. Chop 3-4 cloves of garlic, throw them in too.

Add a few tablespoons of butter, some salt, pepper and a cup of white wine. Add two tomatoes, diced, or one can of diced tomatoes. Then you need to add broth. I used the seafood broth concentrate from Penzeys mixed with more wine :)

Open the mussels and add them, with the liquid in their bags, to the mix.

Serve with a crusty baguette!


Anonymous said...

Those look great, but I am so afraid of making mussels at home!

mrsw said...

No reason to be afraid. If you're using already cooked ones, like these, it is really easy.

If you're using the ones that are not cooked yet, just make sure to discard any ones that are open before cooking. After cooking, discard those that do not open.

Anonymous said...

Dohhh...mussels, huh? You're a tease!