Fragrant Steamed Mussels
Fragrant Steamed Mussels
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  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Steaming
  • Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time 10 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Yellow, Red or Orange Bell Pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh Thyme
  • 2 springs fresh Oregano
  • 2 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard Seed
  • 1.81 kilograms fresh Atlantic Mussels, rinsed and de-bearded
  • ½ cup Dry White Wine, such as Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian Parsley
  1. Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat and add oil. Stir in shallot and cook for 1 minute
  2. Add sprigs of herbs, garlic and mustard seeds. Add mussels, stirring once, then cover and let cook 1 minute. Add wine and immediately cover
  3. Cook mussels until all are opened, about 3 minutes. Remove herb sprigs and pull out any mussels that have not opened
  4. Season lightly and stir in butter and parsley. Spoon mussels into a large serving bowl (or serve in pot) and serve immediately

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