Moules Mariniere with Garlic Herb Butter

TOTAL TIME: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 15 min
YIELD: 4 appetizer servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 shallots, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, sliced thinly and fronds chopped or 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 to 3 pounds mussels, well rinsed and beards removed
  • 5 cups dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Garlic Herb Butter, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley leave, chopped
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Directions

In a large pot melt the butter over medium flame, add shallots and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add fennel or celery and continue to saute for 2 minutes. Add the mussels and raise the heat to high. When mussels begin to open, add the wine, salt, pepper and bring the mixture to a boil, cover and cook until all mussels open up. Discard any unopened ones. Stir in half of the garlic butter, the parsley and the chopped fennel fronds. Serve with remaining garlic butter on the side.
Garlic Herb Butter:
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons minced Italian parsley leaves
1 tablespoon minced tarragon leaves
2 tablespoons minced basil leaves
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper

Place all in the food processor and blend for 20 seconds until well mixed, or blend in a bowl.

Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.

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  • on June 29, 2013

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    Kudos, another fantastic recipe with consistent results. The herb butter is to die for, make sure that your guests try some of it with baguette. I used frozen New Zealand muscles with sweeter taste and they were amazing as well.

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