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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:58 AM

White Wine Steamed Mussels Recipe

Simple and basic this week. Steamed mussels are delicious and ridiculously simple to make. The hardest part of the whole operation is giving your mussels a good scrub before you drop them in the pot! No matter how clean they are, some grit usually sticks to those shells, so make sure they get a good cleaning before you put them in the pot if you're hoping to eat some of the broth after the mussels are done (which I recommend!).

We used white wine for this, but of course if you would prefer not to use any kind of booze you could use chicken stock (or even something like shrimp stock, I suppose). Other things that would go well in this recipe are things like a good Belgian Trappist ale, or a nice EBS or Brown Ale. The combination of leeks and tomato with some garlic and shallot is pretty classic, but this is a versatile dish changing the flavour profile is easy.

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Saviolo Apr 29 OP
soothsayer Apr 29 #1
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Saviolo Apr 29 #4
soothsayer Apr 29 #6
Siwsan Apr 29 #3
Saviolo Apr 29 #5

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:01 AM

1. Love this dish! We add garlic, butter, parsley, and jalapeos or scotch bonnets

Crusty bread to sop up the excellent broth. Yum!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:03 AM

2. RI've fixed jalapenos 4 times yet it remains

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:26 AM

4. Either crusty bread or french fries!

If you want to get really Belgian and go the Moule Frites route. We had half of a really excellent sourdough boule that we cut up to go with this one, and it was fantastic.

Also, DU doesn't allow diacritical marks or anything in subject lines, so you can't put the in the subject line.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 11:49 AM

6. Aha!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:08 AM

3. Ok, you've triggered a wonderful memory

When I was stationed in Philadelphia, we'd go to a little restaurant called 'Walts, King of Crabs'. We'd get a bucket of steamed mussels and beer. When my parents came to visit, that was high on my list of places to take them. I have no idea if it is even still open but if I close my eyes, I can still see the sign.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:27 AM

5. Sounds awesome.

Steamed mussels really are a simple pleasure and are so easy to do. I personally slightly prefer clams and scallops, but mussels are still excellent and easy.

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