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Spicy Marinated Mussels

Spicy Marinated Mussels

Ingredients:

6 pounds fresh cultured blue mussels (used New Zealand mussels)
1 bay leaf
1 cup white wine
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small hot pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup shallots, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

Marinade:
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1 dash black pepper

IMG_7808Rinse fresh blue mussels in tap water.

Place all ingredients (not the marinate ingredients) in a large sauce pan with a lid and steam for 5 to 7 minutes until fresh blue mussels are steamed open (about 3 minutes).

Remove mussels, discarding any that do not open. When cool, shuck mussels and place meats in a large serving dish.

Marinade: Combine ingredients in an air-tight container and shake vigorously to blend. Pour over fresh blue mussels. Refrigerate until ready to use.

IMG_7807 IMG_7806*This one is a keeper! Sweet, spicy, tart, salty, vinegary (if that’s a word)…I love all the combination of the flavors. I mixed the broth with the marinade and it gave it another layer of intense flavor. Love it…love it! enJOY!!!

Source: Food Network Canada

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