I know that sometimes it can be intimidating trying to make some of your favorite seafood dishes at home. Mussels in wine sauce is one of my favorites. Here is my version that cost about $6 to make, 10 minutes to prepare and was gone in 60 seconds. Fresh seafood is so easily had at home for a fraction of the price. I served this with toasted bread and a dry white wine and it was a luxurious make at home meal that was really simple.
Moules au Vin Blanc
2 lbs. mussels rinsed, scrubbed
4 cloves garlic minced
2 shallots minced
2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 tbs. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C. chopped flat parsley
2 c. dry white wine or 1 c wine 1 c seafood stock
1. Heat the oil in a deep stock pot over medium high heat and add the garlic and shallot, add the crushed pepper, salt and pepper and saute until translucent and aromatic.
2. Add the parsley and the mussels and toss in the garlic mixture until all are covered and then quickly add the liquid. Cover the pot and allow mussels to steam until all are opened.
3. Serve in a wide bowl with broth at the bottom for dipping with toasted garlic bread.
Serves 6 appetizer portions or 2 dinner portions.