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Nov 14

Mussels with Garlic Butter Recipe

My 3 year old daughter adores Mussels….I think it is the visual presence of all those gorgeous shells, and the adventure of pulling out the meat. I must admit they are fun to eat, and this easy recipe is wonderful. Add lots of garlic butter and a little salt….that’s what makes it so divine. Make sure your mussels are fresh…I love the Prince Edward Island Blue Mussels, very high in quality and sustainably grown.
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  • 3 pounds fresh mussels, scrubbed debearded
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  1. Place mussels in heavy large Dutch oven, cover and cook over high heat until mussels open, shaking pan occasionally, about 5 minutes. Drain mussels, reserving liquid. Transfer mussels to bowl; discard any that do not open. Tent bowl with foil.
  2. Melt butter in same Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add 3 tablespoons parsley, lemon juice, lemon peel and reserved liquid from mussels and bring to boil. Season to taste with pepper. Drizzle garlic butter over mussels. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley.


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