Mussels sailor-style recipe


  • Yield: 6 Servings


  • 3 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Chopped parsley
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Stale crusty Italian bread
How to Make It
  1. In a pot, warm 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onion, carrot, garlic, bay leaves, and parsley and cook briefly. Add the wine and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the mussels, cover, and cook over high heat until the mussels open and the liquid reduces. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  3. Slice and toast the bread. Rub with garlic, and place in serving bowls. Serve the mussels (in a half shell) on top of the toast, and spoon the vegetables and sauce over them.
  4. To serve, sprinkle with parsley and finish with a grinding of pepper.

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