Step 1: Preparing the Mise en Place
To start your mise en place, first mince the shallots and garlic. Roughly chop the parsley and parsley set it aside along with the butter and white wine.
Step 2: Preparing the Mussels
To prepare the mussels, scrub them clean and remo,'1 any beards. Place into a bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Store the mussels in the refrigerator while you make the sauce.
Step 3: Making the Sauce
To make sauce, heat a large wide pan (with a lid) over medium heat. Add the butter and once melted, add the shallots and sweat for about 3 minutes or until translucent, but not browned. Next, add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the white wine, turn up the heat to
medium-high and let reduce for a few minutes. Once the sauce has reduced and almost all of the liquid has evaporated, add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Step 4: Cooking the Mussels
Now that the sauce has reduced, add the mussels. Cover immediately with lid and turn the heat down to medium. Let cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the mussels open. Once done, add the chopped parsley. To serve, pour the mussels into a large bowl and serve with fresh bread to soak up all of the delicious sauce.
Mussels only need to be steamed in a tiny amount of liquid. When they open during cooking, they release their own liquid which adds a lot of liquid to the base sauce. If there is too much liquid in the sauce before adding the mussels, the liquid from the mussels will dilute the sauce. Take care when seasoning the sauce. The liquid from the mussels tends to be quite salty avid will season the sauce on its own.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (260g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 149 (48%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 16.5g||22 %|
|Saturated Fat 8.2g||41 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.8g|
|Cholesterol 93.2mg||29 %|
|Sodium 724.6mg||25 %|
|Potassium 777.2mg||20 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 11.3g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.1g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 11.2g|
|Protein 27.2g||39 %|
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Calories per serving: 312
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