Flex Your Mussels

by zesty on December 30, 2011 · 3 comments

Haha, you thought I meant my muscles….Oh dear no. I meant the mussels from the water. Thanks to the folks from Mussel King we had a feed of mussels on Christmas Eve as well as the day after as there were so many. But talk about delicious! When I made them on Christmas eve, the comments were over the top with amazement at how plump, juicy and full these mussels were.

For the preparation of these mussels – I kept it simple.  Things this good, you just need to keep it simple.


  • 5lbs. Mussels, rinsed and clean
  • 3 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Cup dry white wine
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • Handful of cilantro


  1. Preheat a large stock pot on medium to high heat.
  2. Add butter and onions and cook for a couple of minutes until translucent
  3. Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper – cook for another 30 seconds
  4. Add the white wine, cilantro and parsley – Stir together.
  5. Toss in the mussels, throw on the lid and let steam about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Let steam until all the mussels have opened.
  7. Serve into a bowl
  8. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip:  The butter is the key here… steaming the mussels in butter with a little wine intensify the flavor and make them even juicier.  This is a must try for anyone who LOVES mussels.

Well, Happy Friday everyone.  Hard to believe Christmas is over and a new year right around the corner.  Tell me your New Year’s eve plans in the comments and I will talk to you all on Monday.

Happy New Year



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