Yet, we haven't made mussels at home. This summer we went down to get lobsters and also decided we'd get some fresh mussels from this little fish stand we love. And for $2 a pound, how can you really pass that up?
I came home with two pounds of mussels and no clue what to do with them. I knew though I wanted to do some garlic, onions, and wine with them so I just kind of winged it.
After researching how to clean the mussels and removing their beards, the hubs and I got to work tapping 2 lbs. of mussels to see if they were still alive, cleaning them and then prepping them.
I started with my largest high sided skillet and a little olive oil and sauteed a large onion I had diced. Then I added in about 12 cloves of crushed garlic, a little salt and some pepper. Once everything was nice and hot, I tossed in the mussels in two layers and then added in 1/2-3/4 cup white wine, a little lemon juice tossed them around a bit and put the lid on. I steamed them for 4 minutes, tossed them again, and steamed them for another 4-5 minutes. Once done, I tossed again, then poured in to a bowl and let the juices run all over them.
We enjoyed the lobsters, mussels and some delicious fresh bread that the hubs made.
If you are a mussel eater, I highly recommend trying these at home! They'd even be great tossed with some pasta.