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Mussels Carbonara

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4
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INGREDIENTS

4 lb. fresh cultured blue mussels
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or crushed
2 shallots or ½ a medium onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. butter
2 Bay leaves
1 sprig thyme
1⁄2 cup white wine
1⁄2 cup Cream
4 slices Bacon
6 tbsp. Parmesan shavings
1⁄4 bu. parsley, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. 1
    Rinse the fresh blue mussels in tap water.
  2. 2
    Saute the bacon, shallots and garlic gently in the butter.
  3. 3
    When soft, turn up the heat, add the fresh blue mussels, thyme, bay leaves & wine, then cover and steam 4 or 5 minutes. The fresh blue mussels should be fully open.
  4. 4
    Add the cream and parmesan, bring to the boil, take off the heat, add the parsley.
  5. 5
    Check the seasoning, it may need a little pepper, then serve immediately.
  6. 6
    An alternative to this recipe is to remove the mussel meat and serve by itself in individual plates.

notes

Recipe provided by Mussel Industry Council. Visit them www.discovermussels.com Source: Mussel Industry Council of North America

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