mussels in olive oil, wine, and garlic

Hi Everyone!

If you are looking for an easy fish recipe and can get your hands on some fresh mussels, here’s a dish you can make in minutes! It’s so delicious and easy, I’m sure it will be on your list of favorites! Let’s begin….

Maestro, the ingredients please!….

– 1 kilo (2 pounds) of fresh, cleaned mussels

– Juice of 1 large lemon

– 1\2 cup of white wine

– 4 to 6 large garlic pieces, grated (…I use a hand held cheese grater =)

– 3 to 4 TBSP olive oil

– Handful of chopped parsley

Rinse the mussels under cold running water and transfer to a large stockpot. Add 1\3 cup of water and the wine. Bring the mussels to a boil and then lower the heat to medium-low. Cook the mussels until all the shells have opened, about 15-25 minutes, depending upon the size of the mussels. Discard any shells that didn’t open. Drain the mussels and place in a large, shallow dish.

In a separate dish, place the lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and olive oil.

lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic sauce

Mix well and  pour the sauce over the mussels. Toss the mussels. Serve alongside fresh bread for dunking =) That’s it!


Buon Appetito!

Wanita =)

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