Mussels in White Wine Garlic Sauce - Mr. Wonderful's Favorite Meal for Two | Dishin & Dishes
This is something I did the other night. Mr. Wonderful was working late. I didn’t know what to fix him. The kids were gone. What resulted has had him talking ever since. I had a bag of frozen mussels in the freezer left over from our Crab Boil for Chris’ birthday. I started with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter. Put them in a pot and let the butter melt and the olive oil heat up. Swirled the pot around a bit and let them get nice and cozy together. Chopped up one-half a large onion pretty fine. Also chopped up 3 cloves of garlic – again pretty fine. Tossed them into the pot with the olive oil and butter. Cook them low -you don’t want them to brown, just get nice and transluscent and soft. Add one cup of white wine. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme. Then I mixed all of this together and dumped in a pound of mussels. I buy them frozen at Wal-Mart. It’s what we have to do in the southwest. Please don’t judge us non-oceanic people. But we have incredible beef out here. Can I just stop for a minute and tell you… when we do a crab boil, I don’t really care for mussels. In this recipe, I actually like them….it’s all in the sauce I think. Stir the mussels into the sauce and pop the lid on. Cook for about 8-10 minutes on medium-low heat. Any mussel that doesn’t open, you want to throw away. They’re bad I tell ya…BAD! Toss em! While that’s cooking, take a loaf of your favorite crusty bread and put it into the oven to warm. I put mine right on the oven rack at 350º for about 8 minutes. It’s perfect. Now take your mussel pot and pour the whole mess, broth and all into a bowl. Take your crusty bread and slice it. Place it around the outside of the bowl. You could serve this with a salad and it’s a nice light meal for two. Or serve it as an appetizer. Either way, I know it makes Mr. Wonderful happy. If it makes him happy, I’m happy. And I kind of like it myself. Katie’s Printable Recipe – Mussels in White Wine Garlic Sauce Cooking with Love, ~Katie