Mad Science for Singles: Drunken Mussels Recipe

drunken mussels

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.

Drunken Mussels

Simply scrumptious

1-2 pounds mussels, depending on your appetite

Cold water

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.

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Use red wine instead of white. Change up the herbs. Have fun! end

 

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