Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mussels in white wine

Christmas means a lot of cooking lately. Especially since we are hosting our annual family Christmas lunch at our new house. I was wracking my brain on what meals to serve. You know, I had to be creative.

Of course, I did not dare try new recipes on the day itself. I had a whole lot of people coming and I had to make sure the dishes I was serving was at least yummy.

Here's one that passed the taste test. It one of our favorite dishes when eating out. Mussels in white wine. The good thing about this is you can serve some french bread and they can dip it in the sauce and you have something like a appetizer too! (ala ITALLIANI'S)

Here I am using frozen mussels from New Zealand rather than fresh mussels. I find them sweeter and feel they are cleaner (new zealand having less pollution-- mussels being bottom feeders)... have you seen Manila bay lately??? ~~ don't ask......

You'll need:
1 package 1kg frozen mussels
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup garlic
1 cup of parsley
1 1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup butter (about 1/2 stick american- 1/4 block regular sized philippine butter)

In a bowl, stir fry garlic with a little olive oil, add wine and bring to a boil until the mussels are defrosted and warm. Add the tomatoes. continue simmering about 2 minutes. take out the mussels and place in a bowl.

This is available at SANTIS or S&R

stir fry till defrosted

Add parsley and butter to the remaining sauce in the pan. heat till all the butter melts. taste and season as needed. (no need to salt.. the mussels are naturally salty). Pour over the mussels and serve with toasted french bread.  You can serve too with Bruchetta


1 comment:

  1. i love mussels with seafood. you can order the best wine from