The key to making mussels is to cook them in a tasty broth. And then that broth becomes part of the dish as you dunk some crusty bread into the broth. Sooooo good.
This recipe, from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair, definitely makes a tasty broth. This was a huge hit at our house.
This recipe made some particularly tasty mussels.
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From Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair
Serves 4 as an appetizer
1 1/2 cups sake or dry white wine
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 shallot, sliced into very thin rings
1 handful fresh basil leaves
Scrub the mussels under cool water, discarding any with broken or cracked shells.
Heat a large sauté pan, deep soup pot, or wok over high heat with the sake, ginger, garlic, and shallots. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the mussels and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the mussels open.
Toss in the basil and serve immediately.
Reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair, copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc. I was provided with a copy of Steamy Kitchen's healthy asian favorites for my review. All opinions are my own.
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