Steamed Mussels

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds mussels
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, shaved
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tomato, peeled, seeded and cut in large dice
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Directions

Rinse the mussels under cold running water while scrubbing with a vegetable brush. Discard any with broken shells. Heat oil in a 6 to 8-quart stockpot. Saute the shallot, garlic and thyme to create a base flavor. Add the mussels and give them a good toss. Add wine, lemon juice, chicken broth and red pepper flakes; cover the pot and steam over medium-high for 5 minutes until the mussels open. Toss in the tomato, parsley and butter, recover the pot, and steam for another minute to soften. The tomatoes should keep their shape. Serve with plenty of grilled garlic bread to sop up the broth.


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holy cow and mama mia that was fantastic! a few loafs of garlic bread, a big tossed salad and my family.. we really enjoyed it! the only problem we all could have had lots more even after i tripled the recipe!!! thank you so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
was all set to make this recipe for dinner, only problem was when I got to the store they did not have any mussells. Not wanting to change my dinner plans, I substituted shrimp for the mussells. I ended up being very pleasantly surprised at how good this recipe tasted item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe a tad on the bland side so I added a bit of kosher salt and it was better item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
chicken broth for mussels??? really tyler? jeez. If you want your mussels to taste like chicken then yes sure go ahead and use chicken broth, OTHERWISE use either seafood stock, clam juice or a cup of water with a tbsp of salt. I grew up going to PEI where most of my family lives, and if i EVER was caught putting chicken broth in mussels I don't think they'd let back on the island! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok recipe. Cooking directions were very good, but seasoning was a little bland. Will look for others with a bit more kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have been making this recipe over and over again. I added my own variation and added a touch of cream at the end, really added another dimension to it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have found that Tyler Florence delivers consistently good, solid recipes. I have found it hard to find any recipes I don't like from him. This is the tastiest and easiest mussel recipe I have found to date. My husband fell in love with mussels from this recipe and now cannot pass up any mussel dish on any menu, but still raves that this one is the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for the perfect steamed mussells recipe and this was it! It was easy, fast, and so delicious. This is definitely the recipe to make if you want steamed mussells. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This broth was really great! I added more garlic and shallots but I love my broth to have a stronger flavor. Putting this all together was super easy and very quick. I plan on making this again - next time for company! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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