Steamed Mussels With Herbs

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 4
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2 Stalks Celery
2 Small Onions, Halved
1/4 Cup Butter Or Margarine
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Chopped Parsley
1 piece bay leaf
1/2 Teaspoon Thyme
1/4 Teaspoon Basil
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Dry White Wine
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Quarts Mussels, Cleaned

Preparation / Directions:

Assemble and attach rotor slicer/shredder using thin slicer cone (no 4). Turn to speed 4 and slice celery and onions. Melt butter over medium heat in a 5-quart pot. Add celery and onions and saute' 1 minute. Add garlic, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, basil, pepper, salt, wine, and lemon juice; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil and add mussels. Cover pot and simmer 7 to 10 minutes. Drain mussels, reserving broth. Strain broth through cheesecloth and pour over mussels. Serve immediately. TO CLEAN MUSSELS: scrub mussels well in several changes of water, scraping of beards. Let mussels soak in cold water sprinkled with a handful of cornmeal for 1 hour to remove any sand; or soak them in clean clear, cold water for several hours or overnight. Then drain and give mussels a final rinse under cold running wate


Nutritional Information:

119 Calories (kcal); 12g Total Fat; (91% calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 31mg Cholesterol; 403mg Sodium

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