What Are Some Simple Mussel Recipes?

What Are Some Simple Mussel Recipes?

What Are Some Simple Mussel Recipes?

Simple mussel recipes include the Epicurious recipe for mussels with garlic butter and the Food & Wine recipe for steamed mussels with tomato-and-garlic broth. These easy recipes call for common ingredients and basic cooking techniques.

To make mussels with garlic butter, cook 3 pounds of mussels in a large pot over high heat. When the mussels open, place them in a bowl, and loosely cover the bowl with foil. Set aside any liquid from the mussels.

Soften 3/4 cup of minced shallots and 6 cloves of garlic with 10 tablespoons of butter in the pot over medium-high heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. Incorporate the reserved mussel liquid, and bring the mixture to a boil. Add pepper to taste. Serve the mussels with a scattering of garlic butter and chopped parsley.

To make steamed mussels with tomato-and-garlic broth, warm up 1/4 cup of olive oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Cook 1 finely chopped onion and 6 minced cloves of garlic for approximately five minutes before adding 2 cups of chopped canned tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of chopped parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon each of dried thyme and red pepper flakes. Simmer the mixture for 25 minutes.

Pour 4 pounds of mussels into the pot. Cover the pot, and boil the mixture. Retrieve the mussels as they open. Season the broth with 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper, and add salt if necessary. Serve the mussels with the broth.