Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mussels in Minutes

Sometimes I just can't think of what to make for dinner. Sometimes I'm tired of doing dishes. Sometimes I need something fast. Those are the kind of nights I stop for fresh mussels and have dinner on the table in 20 minutes tops. Bring slivered garlic, crushed red pepper, a swig of olive oil, and some white wine to a boil. Add baby potatoes (if desired, I don't always bother) and cook covered for about 10 minutes. Pour in cleaned and scrubbed mussels and cover. Cook over medium-high heat until all the mussel open (about 7-8 minutes). Add a sprinkling of parsley and several cubes of butter cook 1 minute more, stir and serve with crusty bread.

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