Italians enjoy seafood! This plate full of mussels can be served with or without cream. Mussels can be prepared as an appetizer or as an entrée with pasta. Enjoy the sauce and dip into it with grilled italian bread or ciabatta. Recommended wine is a Pinot Grigio. Use the wine finder to choose a wine at the following link, wine
Serves 6 people
- 1/2 cup Onion minced
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 4 Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 pound Mussels
- 1 cup Pinot Grigio white wine. (optional)
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Garlic Clove ( minced and set aside)
- 2 Tbsp Parsley ( chopped and set aside)
- Pepper to taste (cracked black pepper of red pepper flakes)
Place oil, onion and salt into a large skillet and allow to sauté over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until the onion is translucent. Add tomatoes, allow to cook for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, place clams and mussels in a colander, wash and scrub shells with cold water and place into skillet. (Only for fresh mussels.) Frozen mussels have been pre-washed and can be added directly into the heated skillet. Add wine and cream to mussels , stir for 30 seconds. Add garlic. parsley and pepper allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
Can be served over pasta or with toasted Italian bread.
Second large pan: Healt 1/2 cup Olive oil on Medium heat with two garlic cloves for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.