Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • Five pounds mussels
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 6 fresh garlic cloves
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

Preparation:

  1. Rinse the mussels under the faucet and set aside.
  2. In a 6-quart saucepot place butter, wine, lemon juice and water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add the mussels and return to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 3 minutes or until mussels are opened.
  5. With a slotted spoon remove mussels to 4 deep serving dishes and set aside.
  6. Place the liquid into a blender or food processor and add the parsley, garlic cloves, shallot, salt and pepper and blend well.
  7. Pour the sauce over the mussels and serve with a crusty bread, so that you can dip the bread into the sauce.