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I wasn't going to blog about this, because it is rather similar to some of my past posts, but I feel like this batch was TRULY the perfect combination of herbs and other flavors. Here's what you'll need:
~ Mussels, of course. I make a pound per serving.
~ White wine (I used a "melange" of sorts of some leftover dry Riesling and Pinot Grigio)
~ Salted butter. Lots o' butter.
~ Herbs: Fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, fresh parsley, fresh, fresh, fresh.
~ Chives to top
~ Two crushed garlic cloves
~ Coarse-ground sea salt
~ One slice lemon
In a pan, add a generous bit of wine. I'd say a little over a cup. Start the butter melting. When all is said and done, probably about three or four tablespoons. Add the fresh herbs, and don't skimp on the parsley. Add the slice of lemon and the garlic. By now, your nose should be telling you that you're doing something right. Add the course-ground sea salt.
Wash and dump in the mussels. Slap a lid on and walk away for 3-4 minutes as you slice your baguette. Come back, take off the lid, and SAVOR the aroma!
Top with lots of snipped chives and enjoy with the bread and a glass of dry riesling. It is a perfect, perfect meal.
Yours in the love of food and wine,
The blogger is not an experienced chef. She takes no responsibility for the quality of the meals prepared while following her advice. Use your own judgment regarding cooking times and proper food handling.