Creamy Garlicky Mussels
Creamy Garlicky Mussels might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. One serving contains 413 calories, 29g of protein, and 24g of fat. This recipe serves 4. This recipe covers 30% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of mussels, lemon, chicken broth, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. To use up the lemon you could follow this main course with the Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Icing From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 32 minutes.
Scrub the mussels with a vegetable brush under running water; discard any with broken shells or that remain opened when tapped. In a large pot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter in the olive oil.
Add the garlic, thyme, and lemon slices and cook until everything has softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the mussels and stir to coat them with all the flavors.
Add the wine, then the chicken broth; cover the pot and steam for 10 to 12 minutes until the mussels open.
Remove the mussels from the pot. Take the meat out of 10 of the mussels and put them back into the pot along with the remaining butter. Using an immersion blender, buzz the liquid until the sauce thickens and becomes creamy; taste and adjust seasoning. Divide the remaining mussels among the serving bowls and spoon over the sauce.
Serve with plenty of crusty French bread to dip in the sauce.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Muscadet, Riesling
Shellfish works really well with Chardonnay, Muscadet, and Riesling. Buttery chardonnay is great for scallops, shrimp, crab, and lobster, while muscadet is a classic pick for mussels, oysters, and clams. If you've got some spice in your shellfish, a semi-dry riesling can balance out the heat. One wine you could try is Hay Shed Hill Pitchfork Chardonnay. It has 4.7 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 17 dollars.
Hay Shed Hill Pitchfork Chardonnay Brilliant appearance, pale straw with green hues. Fermentation in stainless steel tank allows the full expression of Chardonnay fruit aroma without the influence of oak or lees resulting in a bright, clean tropical fruit bouquet. The palate is rich with tropical fruits, clean zippy acidity balances the sweet fruit character resulting in a bright fresh flavorsome palate. When good quality Chardonnay is used unwooded Chardonnay takes on a whole new level of depth and intensity.