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Lexi’s Birthday Mussels

Published: September 29, 2022
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Cookbook 2.0


  1. Buy the mussels on the day they will be eaten (or the day before at the earliest) and place them in the coldest part of your fridge.
  2. Clean and debeard the mussels.
  3. Put the mussels into a lukewarm salted bath for 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Sauté onions with oil and butter for 1 minute.
  5. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  6. Add the dry spices (curry powder, paprika, oregano, half of the salt and pepper) to just slightly toast, for about 2 minutes.
  7. Now we’re on to the simmer portion of the recipe. Add your wet ingredients (apple, tomato, chicken broth, cream, dry wine) into your pan and bring to a simmer.
  8. Season with the rest of the salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Once at a simmer, rinse the mussels and toss in with the thyme.
  10. Blend everything quickly.
  11. Put on the lid and keep covered until the mussels have opened up all the way.
  12. Every minute or so pick up the pot and give it a shake.
  13. Enjoy with a French baguette or whatever’s handy.
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