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How to Buy and Cook Mussels
Posted By lobsteranywhere On September 30, 2012 @ 4:10 PM In fresh seafood,Mussels,Recipes | No Comments
Long a well kept secret of New England fisherman, the black mussel continues to gain popularity. Here are some tips on how to buy mussels , plus a classic recipe for fresh steamed mussels.
Classic Steamed Mussels
4 pounds of fresh mussels
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
In a large pot , heat olive oil, add sliced onion and 3 to 5 cloves of chopped garlic cloves. Saute for 4-5 minutes, then add 1/2 cup of white wine, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and a few parsley springs. Add the mussels and steam until they open, about 8-10 minutes, occasionally turn the mussels with a large spoon. Transfer the open mussels to a bowl. Strain cooking liquid over the mussels and serve with crusty bread. Try a Pinot Blanc or Muscadet to bring out the flavor.
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