Steamed Mussels w/ White Wine

30 May

A super-simple way to cook up mussels!


1/2 white onion, chopped
1 tb extra virgin olive oil
2 lb mussels, cleaned and bearded
1 c white wine


1. Rinse the mussels, removing the little beard if it’s still attached. Ensure that all mussels are CLOSED. If they are open, do not use them.

2. Cook the onion in the olive oil in a large pot for three to five minutes, until softened.
3. Add wine and mussels.  Bring the liquid to a boil, cover and cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until the mussels open. This should only take four to five minutes.

Almost there...

4. Discard any unopened shells.
5. Eat as is, or add into recipe for Mussels with Chorizo in White Wine Sauce. If so, reserve 1 cup of liquid.


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