Or drink the cooking liquid and have a drunken chef!
Seafood is a popular choice for the New Year’s table. Double the fun by adding some wine! My drunken mussels recipe calls for a cup of white wine, or you can mix it up with your own mad science.
1-2 pounds mussels, depending on your appetite
2 tablespoons flour
1-2 shallots, chopped
1-2 tomatoes, chopped
5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 cup (or so) white wine
Mix flour in water and soak mussels. This will get rid of grit and / or sand. Sauté shallots, tomatoes and garlic in butter until soft. Add wine and bring to a simmer, then add mussels. Simmer for 8-10 minutes until mussels open. Throw unopened ones away. Top your drunken mussels with fresh herbs. Serve over capellini, spaghetti or whatever you want.
Use red wine instead of white. Change up the herbs. Have fun!