~ Sunday Dinner - Mussels ~

Mussels.... quite simple to make!!  Doesn't take much time and they are delicious!!!   Why mussels you ask?  Well simply, we were craving them!  Asked my father in law to send us his recipe and off we went to Publix to get some fresh mussels!!!

You will need:
  • 1 1/2 of mussels per person, rinsed, bears removed (live mussels will close tight when rinsed or tapped)
  • Olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 2-4 chopped scallions (green onions)
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • Fresh or dried thyme
  • Italian Parsley (chopped)
  • Italian loaf of bread (if wanted, to soak up all the juices)

You want to make sure you have a tight fitting lid.
Heat pan on medium heat, melt butter with olive oil, throw the garlic in for a minute or so, and add thyme.  Make sure you don't brown the garlic!  You are just getting it soft. 

Add the wine.  Turn up to high heat, add the chopped green onions, parsley, and the mussels. 
Fit the lid and steam away!  Probably like 3-5 minutes!

Shake the pan around a bit without opening the lid.
After about 3 minutes, open the lid, stir the mussels with a big spoon to bring those on the bottom to the top.  Cover with the lid again and let them finish steaming until most all of them have opened up.

Discard the unopened mussels.  We bought 3 lbs and we actually only threw away 3 of them.

My lovely husband!

The bread isn't a must, but you will wish you had it.  We put juice and mussels in a little bowl for us then the rest on the table to grab when needed. 

Like I said in the beginning, pretty simple.  Enjoy!!!! :)

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