Mussels with White Wine
Mussels with White Wine might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. One serving contains 515 calories, 32g of protein, and 28g of fat. This recipe serves 4. This recipe covers 33% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up mussels, egg yolk, garlic cloves, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the kosher salt you could follow this main course with the Low Fat Crumbs Cake (Kosher-Dairy) as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free and pescatarian diet.
Whisk egg yolk, garlic, andlemon juice in a medium bowl.
Whiskingconstantly, drizzle in vegetable oil, thenolive oil in a slow, steady stream; whisk untilaioli is emulsified. Season with salt andmore lemon juice, if desired. Cover; chill.
DO AHEAD: Aioli can be made 1 dayahead. Keep chilled.
Heat oil in a large heavy pot overmedium-high heat.
Add onion, season withsalt and pepper, and cook, stirring often,until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add garlicand cook, stirring often, until fragrant,about 1 minute.
Add tomato paste andcook, stirring, until it begins to darken,about 2 minutes.
Add wine and bring to aboil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid isslightly reduced, about 1 minute.
Add mussels and 1/2 cup water to pot,cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook,stirring occasionally, until mussels open(discard any that do not open), 10-12minutes.
Ladle mussels and broth into shallowbowls and top with thyme; serve with breadand lemon aioli.
Recommended wine: Chardonnay, Muscadet, Riesling
Chardonnay, Muscadet, and Riesling are great choices for Shellfish. 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. The La Crema Russian River Chardonnay with a 4.1 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 28 dollars per bottle.
La Crema Russian River ChardonnayOn the nose are citrus tones, with green apple, pineapple and floral aromas accentuated by caramel and hazelnut traces. The bright fruit and crisp acidity typical of the Russian River appellation are apparent in the mouth, with lemon-lime components and concentrated pear notes, offset by a lingering apple and spice finish.