Mussels Steamed in Beer with Crème Fraîche, Herbs, and Parmesan croutons
Mussels Steamed in Beer with Crème Fraîche, Herbs, and Parmesan croutons is a pescatarian hor d'oeuvre. One serving contains 639 calories, 38g of protein, and 25g of fat. This recipe serves 6. This recipe covers 47% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have tomatoes, x 1/2-inch bread, chives, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the butter you could follow this main course with the Cinnamon Butter Cake as a dessert. It will be a hit at your Father's Day event. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes.
Combine breadcubes, Parmesan, and oil in medium bowl;sprinkle with salt and toss to coat.
Spreadbread cubes evenly on rimmed bakingsheet.
Bake until bread cubes are crisp andgolden around edges, about 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool.
Mix parsley, chives, tarragon, andchervil, if desired, in small bowl.
Whiskcrème fraîche and both mustards in anothersmall bowl to blend; set aside.
Melt butter in extra-large pot withlid over high heat.
Add garlic and thyme;stir 1 minute.
Add mussels, tomatoes, andgreen onions.
Pour beer over, then addcrème fraîche mixture; sprinkle with freshlyground black pepper. Cover tightly withlid and cook until steam appears, about 3minutes.
Add half of fresh herb mixtureand stir until mussels and herbs are gentlymixed. Cover tightly with lid again and cookuntil mussels open, 4 to 5 minutes (discardany mussels that do not open).
Using slotted spoon, divide musselsamong 6 bowls. Season mussel juices lightlywith salt and pepper, then pour juices overeach serving.
Sprinkle each serving with
Parmesan croutons and remaining herbmixture and serve.
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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 Hindsight Wines Chardonnay. It has 4.5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 26 dollars.
Hindsight Wines ChardonnayOur 2018 Chardonnay is sourced from vineyards in Carneros and Oak Knoll. Fermented in stainless steel, then aged three months on the lees in neutral French oak, the wine shows great acidity, weight and mouth-feel. This 100% Chardonnay shows acidity normally reserved for stainless only wines. This is a beautifully balanced Chardonnay.