Today, I’m sharing dear friend Sonnie’s amazing mussel recipe. Recently, she challenged herself to creating $15 meals for her family of four. Not only is she an amazing cook but she is passionate about using fresh and mostly organic ingredients. She demonstrates the fact that eating fresh doesn’t always have to cost an arm and a leg. I love her creative dishes and am so excited to share this yummy recipe with you guys. I’ve personally tasted this dish a couple of times and can testify that it’s amazing. If you love mussels, I highly encourage you to try this recipe.
- Mussels- 2 lbs bag
- 1 cup of bread cups or replace with 3-4 cubed and toasted bread
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp additional olive oil
- 3/4 cup dry wine or beer
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 cup basil or parsley loosely packed and sliced thin
Combine bread crumbs, garlic, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt, pepper, vinegar, basil and parsley well with a fork. If using toasted cubes of bread instead of bread crumbs, use a food processor and pulse a few times until they mix well. Set aside.
In a thick bottom pot like a dutch oven, add 3 tbsp of olive oil and 3/4 cup of wine or beer. When it starts to boil, add the cleaned mussels and steam for 4-5 minutes until the mussels start to open up with the lid closed. Remove from heat and toss the above combined ingredients with the mussels until it covers the mussels all around.
Serve alone, with french baguette or over cooked linguini pasta.
Bon Appétit! I hope you guys will try this simple but elegant dish. Sonnie also shares some more of her ideas on her facebook page here. It also happens to be her birthday. Thanks, Sonnie and Happy Birthday, friend!
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12