Drunken Mussels
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 4
  • 3 - 3 ½ lbs. fresh mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, slivered thin
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 ¼ cups white wine
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Sliced lemon wedges, to garnish
  1. Turn the burner on high heat and preheat the wok for a few minutes.
  2. Add and melt the butter. Add the garlic and allow it to saute for 45 seconds.
  3. Add the red pepper flakes, lemon zest and saute, stirring the ingredients for about 30 seconds. Add the white wine and add the black pepper, and stir.
  4. Place a lid on top of the white wine mix and bring to a boil. Once boiling add the mussels, stir and cover quickly. Allow the mussels to cook for about a minute, allowing them to boil in the wine sauce.
  5. Open the lid, stir the mussels, add cover right away cooking for another 2 minutes.
  6. Once the shells start to open, open the lid, add the parsley, stir and finish cooking till all the shells are open, about 2 to 3 more minutes. Be careful not to overcook the mussels.
  7. To serve, place the mussels into a large, decorative platter or leave inside the wok for wow factor. Place a smaller serving bowl for each guest along with some grilled bread and lemon wedges. Don’t forget to place a large empty bowl on the table for all the shells. Enjoy!
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