Braised Conway Mussels

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Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4½ lbs. mussels
  • 2 large shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or double cream, if available)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Clean the mussels by removing all the barnacles and the beards from the outside of the shells in plenty of cold running water.
  • Peel and finely chop the shallots and garlic.
  • Heat a heavy-bottomed saucepan that has a tight-fitting lid. Add the mussels, shallots, garlic, and white wine to the pan, cover with the lid, and cook until the mussels open (this should take only 2 to 3 minutes). When the mussels are open, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.
  • Simmer the cooking liquid over medium heat until it is reduced by half, then add the double cream. Bring the sauce to a boil and add the parsley.
  • Return the mussels to the pan with the sauce to reheat. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4½ lbs. mussels
  • 2 large shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or double cream, if available)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Clean the mussels by removing all the barnacles and the beards from the outside of the shells in plenty of cold running water.
  • Peel and finely chop the shallots and garlic.
  • Heat a heavy-bottomed saucepan that has a tight-fitting lid. Add the mussels, shallots, garlic, and white wine to the pan, cover with the lid, and cook until the mussels open (this should take only 2 to 3 minutes). When the mussels are open, remove from the pan with a slotted spoon.
  • Simmer the cooking liquid over medium heat until it is reduced by half, then add the double cream. Bring the sauce to a boil and add the parsley.
  • Return the mussels to the pan with the sauce to reheat. Season with freshly ground black pepper and serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories370
Total Fat23g
Saturated Fat15g
Cholesterol130mg
Sodium510mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars3g
Protein22g