Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Steamed Mussels in Wine Broth

Steamed Mussels in Wine Broth 
No matter how you celebrate the holidays, I hope you had the chance to enjoy all that is dear to you. Sunday was a quiet day for us, and I mean that in a good way. Christmas Eve was crazy busy and we spent the day with family. Now it’s time to regroup and gather our wits for the next festivity.

We usually lay low for New Year’s and this year is no exception. Many snacks and appetizers will be our on our list as well as these mussels steamed in a wine broth. Cooked right; these beauties are both succulent and delicious. My husband cooks all fish and grills all meat as I tend to cook them to death. These were steamed in a large covered stockpot with garlic, shallots, white wine and chicken broth for 6 minutes. When the lid was removed the amazing aroma almost knocked us off our feet.

Serve steamed mussels with hot garlic bread and a nice green salad and you will have a delicious, sophisticated meal, or serve as an appetizer for your next party. Both ways are special enough to start the New Year with.

Happy New Year’s!

Here is a link from Serious Eats on how to clean and debeard mussels.



yield: 6 or more as an appetizerprint recipe

Steamed Mussels in Wine Broth

prep time: 45 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 55 mins
Serve steamed mussels with hot garlic bread and a nice green salad and you will have a delicious, sophisticated meal, or serve as an appetizer for your next party. Both ways are special enough to start the New Year with.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 pounds mussels
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 sprigs thyme
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. With a vegetable brush; scrub mussels under cold water, discard any with broken shells. (I have attached a link above with thorough instructions on cleaning and storing.)
  2. In a large stockpot over medium-high heat; add olive oil and sauté shallots, garlic and thyme; (stir constantly). When shallots are soft add mussels and give them a good stir. Now add wine, lemon juice and chicken broth. Cover and steam over medium-high heat for 6 minutes until the mussels open. Stir in butter and parsley.
  3. Serve steamed mussels with hot garlic bread for dipping into broth as an appetizer, or simply add a green salad and enjoy as a complete meal.
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

39 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you and your family, Cheri. I am like you, tend to cook them way too much to enjoy..unfortunately, my husband doesn't cook.

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    1. Hi Angie, my kids used to tell me I cooked by smoke alarm. ha!

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  3. I'm not a huge fan of mussels but yours sound wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Chris, they are not for everyone, take care!

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  4. I think a huge pot of steamed mussels is the perfect meal to usher in the new year. All the best for 2017 Cheri.

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  5. Sophisticated and yummy😋Happy New Year☺

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  6. Happy New Year, Cheri. May it bring peace. Thanks for all you do. I look forward to more of your yummy recipes in the coming year. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, you are so kind. Happy New Year!

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  7. Oh, delicious!! I also love mussels with white wine, garlic and light cream:) Happy New Year, Cheri!

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    1. I bet the addition of cream is fabulous, will have to try that next time. Happy New Year Zaza!!

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  8. My husband and I love mussels and your recipe looks great. I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year,

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, wishing you and your husband a Happy New Year!!!

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  9. Mussels with white wine, garlic and light cream sound like a delicious idea. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Cheri. Happy Holidays to you! :)



    Happy New Year to you and your family, Cheri. I am like you, tend to cook them way too much to enjoy..unfortunately, my husband doesn't cook.

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    2. Sorry for that error message, I don't know from where and how that text copied. Seems like I am still in the hangover. ;) Wish you a lovely holiday time. :)

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    3. No worries Anu, thanks for stopping by. Happy New Year!

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  10. All I can say..is we love this dish..Happy New Year..and thank goodness for IG which never lets me down w/ your postings compared to the posts here:(

    Happy Happy New Year Cheri.

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    1. Hi Monique, for the life of me I can't figure out why you don't receive my emails for posts. But IG is quickly becoming my favorite. Happy New Years!!

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  11. Mmmmm...your mussels sound perfect for New Year's Eve!!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Liz! Happy New Years to you and your family!!

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  12. Your mussels are perfect for welcoming in the New Year in a serene manner =) Wishing you all things beautiful and blessed in 2017.

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    1. Thanks Kim, our New Years is always a special night at home. Love our quiet evenings. Happy Holidays!

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  13. Hi Cheri! I love these mussels with white wine!!
    I love seafood!! Happy new year !!!

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    1. Thanks Gloria, we are big seafood fans too, Happy New Years!!

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  14. Mussels are always such a special treat for me! I wish my husband shared my love of them so I usually need to order them when we're dining out. My husband is trying very hard to get more involved with cooking, especially grilling. All I can say is thank heavens for the instant-read meat thermometer - LOL. Happy New Year, Cheri!

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    1. Haha! my husband uses one of those, even with a thermometer I over cook everything. Happy New Years to you and your family. Take care, Susan.

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  15. Happy New Year Cheri! These have been on my bucket list for so long - thanks for sharing the how-to link :) We had a lovely holiday and are looking forward to the coming year. Blessings to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks Trisha, I know we are looking forward to a new year as well. Will be nice to start over. Happy New Years to you and your growing family.

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  16. Love mussels! We too stay in New Year's Eve--fondue and the romantic comedy The Holiday for us!

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    1. Sounds like a perfect night to me. Happy New Years Inger, wishing you the best in 2017!

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  17. I love mussels, Cheri, but I've never made them at home!! Will be trying them with your recipe when I do, though. This looks and sounds super delicious!

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  18. Cheri - steamed mussels have been an absolute favorite of mine since I was just out of college. And that is a LONG time! It started because they were inexpensive, but my love of them is almost equal to that of my love of the very expensive lobster! They are so flavorful and can be as casual or elegant as you like! Happy New Year - let's hope for a good one! xo, David

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  19. Happy new year to you!! I love mussels and have never made them myself!! I need to fix that. These look delicious, and thanks for a wonderful year of recipes!!

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  20. Happy new year to you!! I love mussels and have never made them myself!! I need to fix that. These look delicious, and thanks for a wonderful year of recipes!!

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    1. Thanks Karen!, wishing you the best in 2017.

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