Mussels Mariner Style (Moules a la Marinere)
Author: The American Culinary Federation
This recipe substitutes a buttery olive oil for butter, which reduces the calories and saturated fat but retains the flavor.
- 4 pounds, Mussels – cleaned and debearded
- 4 tablespoons, il Fustino Mission EVOO
- 5 ounces, Shallots or Onions – minced
- 4 fluid ounces, Dry white wine
- 1/4 teaspoon, Black pepper – freshly ground
- 2 each, Thyme sprig
- 1/4 teaspoon, Salt
- 3 tablespoons, Parsley – chopped
Wash and de-beard the mussels.
Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook until soft and translucent, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the wine, a sprinkling of the pepper, and the thyme. Allow the mixture to simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the mussels, cover and cook over high heat, shaking the pan often so that all of the mussels open up at about the same time, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Take off the cover, remove the mussels as they open, and place them on a warmed serving platter. When all of the mussels have opened, strain the cooking broth through a fine sieve into a clean saucepan. Bring the liquid to a boil and cook briefly over high heat, about 1 minute, or until slightly syrupy.
Adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Pour the sauce over the mussels, sprinkle with the chopped parsley, and serve hot.