White Wine Steamed Mussels
3 cloves garlic
3-4 stalks of celery
White Wine, Sauv Blanc or Pino Grig
Crushed Coriander Seed
Salt and Pepper
Thankfully the mussels I picked up from Costco were very clean-I didn't have to wash or debeard any of them. I did give them a rinse in a colander under cold water just in case! PS I only used have this package and it was more than enough for two people!
Heat oil in deep frying pan or dutch oven. I used a a deep frying pan and it worked great. Having a larger surface allows the mussels to cook more evenly!
Add celery, carrots and garlic and coriander seed.
Saute for about 2 minutes or until softened.
Increase the heat and add the mussels and wine. I used probably 2-3 cups of wine. You would also use 1/2 water and 1/2 wine if you wanted. Cover the mussels and allow to steam for about 5 minutes or until all the shells are opened.
Scoop out the mussels with a slotted spoon and transfer to serving dish. Discard any mussels that haven't opened! The only way to tell if a mussel is 'bad' or 'good' is after they've cooked.
Don't eat mussels that haven't opened!
Bring the broth to a simmer and add 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, a dollop of butter, a tablespoon of lemon juice and salt and pepper. You could also add some fresh tarragon! Cook for a few minutes to blend all flavours and pour over cooked mussels.
Serve straight away!
Serve with crusty bread to soak up the broth.....
possibly the best part of the dish!
This is, as Anthony Bourdain would say, food porn!
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