Summer White Wine Steamed Mussels with Crusty Bread

Here’s the truth.  We just over think dinner, therefore making it stressful, therefore making it a job, therefore taking the joy out of cooking.  Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated.  It can be as simple as steamed mussels in a gorgeous white wine broth served with a side of crusty bread and a block of cheese.  Now tell me that doesn’t sound good….and the best part is it can be ready and served in less than 20 minutes, and is really cheap!  A bag of mussels is usually no more than $3.00 a pound.  A three pound bag is plenty for a family of four.

This simple & delicious dish can be served any time of the year but is one of my preferred weeknight dinners on a hot summer night. It’s fresh, full of flavor, a perfect pairing for a chilled glass of white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Gewurztraminer), and yes, my five year old daughter enjoys it just as much as we do (minus the wine).

First you need to understand the importance of choosing your mussels.  Mussels need to be alive and on ice.  I recommend, whole foods market for the freshest seafood selections and trust them to provide me with the highest quality ingredients as their quality standards far exceed FDA regulations.

Steamed Mussels with White Wine


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