Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sake-Steamed Mussels for #SundaySupper

Steamed mussels seem so fancy, but they're actually one of the simplest things you can make. They even come with their own doneness meter - when they're done cooking they open up. And that doesn't take long at all. Dinner is on the table in no time at all.

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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Sake-Steamed Mussels
From Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair
Serves 4 as an appetizer

2 pounds fresh mussels
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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Here is how to enter to win. You must do both #1 and #2 to have an eligible entry:

1. Tell me what your favorite Asian dish is in a comment below – AND – put your twitter handle in the comment. Comment must be posted by 8 p.m. Eastern time today (Sunday, March 10, 2013).

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This recipe is part of Sunday Supper and 20 bloggers (including me) will be giving away copies of the book. Make sure you read the rules for entry! Check out what the other bloggers made from this book this week:

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We are sharing more Steamy Kitchen inspired recipes. The following Sunday Supper Contributors are joining us with some of their favorite recipes from the Steamy Kitchen website:
Join the Sunday Supper Team along with Jaden Hair this Sunday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on twitter, just follow the #SundaySupper hashtag.