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Mussels in White Wine isn’t a dish that you should only enjoy while at a fancy French restaurant. With the just perfect selection of mussels, a nice white wine to simmer and sip and crusty bread like our favorite from La Farine Patisserie & Boulangerie (a favorite on our Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour), you can have an impressive meal in less than 15 minutes.

Mussels in White Wine Sauce

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. fresh mussels (we love to get ours from Ver Brugge Foods – another one of our favorite stops!)
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups of white wine, preferably a pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc (we love Imagery Winery’s Wow Oui)
  • 1/3 cup of mixed dried herbs (parsley and basil mix), chopped
  • 6 tbs. butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 crusty baguette (… maybe 2!)

Directions

  • Rinse and scrub mussels under cold water, remove any residue and shell sediment
  • In a large stockpot, heat olive oil, shallot, garlic and white wine and bring to a simmer
  • Add mussels, cover, and increase heat to high
  • Once mussel shells are open, stir in herbs and butter
  • Remove from heat
  • Enjoy with crusty baguette

While this mussels with white wine dish is certainly a crowd pleaser, one has to admit that best part is soaking up the juices with a crusty baguette. It’s so worth the carbs!

 

 
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