Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Garlic Mussels

Serves: 4 as an entree


1/2 pound (250 g) mussels
1/2 pound (250 g) New Zealand mussels
2 cups water
1 cup wine
1 clove garlic, crushed
Garlic Butter:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Microwave Method:

1. Wash mussels under running water; remove all traces of mud, seaweed and barnacles with brush or knife; remove beards. Discard cracked, broken or open mussel shells.
2. In a large bowl, cover mussels with wine, water and garlic. Cook for 13-15 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH or until open, removing from liquid as they open. Discard unopened mussels.

Garlic Butter:

1. Melt butter in jug for 30 seconds on HIGH, add oil, garlic and pepper. Pour 1/2 garlic sauce over mussels; toss well.
2. Arrange mussels in serving bowl and pour remaining sauce over mussels.

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