Mussels with White Wine and Leek

Recipe courtesy of William Granger
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds black mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Crusty bread
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Directions

Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Add in the leeks and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic and continue cooking, while stirring, for 1 minute more.

Drop in the mussels and stir the ingredients together gently until combined. Add the wine and thyme sprigs, cover the pan and simmer for 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in the cream, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes or until the mussels open. Cook's Note: Discard any mussels that haven't opened in that time.

Serve with lots of crusty bread to soak up the sauce.
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