The holiday weekend has finally arrived. I am sure a lot of you go on vacation or go to parties. But lets not forget the important part… the food. This weekend will be filled with Burgers and hot dogs. But if you’re looking for something easy and fun to prepare, why not have some mussels on the table for guests to pick on. I posted a mussels recipe last year but this one is down right easy with not a lot of ingredients. Enjoy and make sure to have a nice bread baguette to cut into pieces for dipping. These go great with a nice glass of Pinot Grigio or a cold beer.
1 to 2 lbs of Mussels (they usually come in bags if purchased at the supermarket)
1 1/2 of White Wine (the alcohol will cook off, or you can purchase the cooking wine)
3 to 4 Garlic Cloves, Minced
Salt and Black Peppercorn, to taste
3 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup of Parsley, Chopped
1/2 teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes (optional for spice)
In a large pot on medium to high heat add olive oil. Place mussels in pot, stir, add garlic and stir again. Then pour White wine and cover for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add chopped parsley. Stir and cook for another 4 minutes or so. You will notice that the mussels will open and the meat inside will turn a little orange or tan. Place in a large bowl and cut baguette into slices and serve along with mussels. Garnish mussels with more parsley if desired.