A pot of mussels in a savory sauce is meant to be shared. One of our favorite memories of sharing mussels is finding a restaurant in Sydney, Australia that served an all-you-can-eat mussels special on Tuesday nights.
They had several different sauces to choose from, like mussels steamed in wine, Thai flavored mussels and mussels marinara. All served with a side of fries and crusty bread. Mussels in wine sauce was clearly our favorite.
The best part of the dinner was getting caught in a huge rain storm on the way home, laughing all the way as we made our way back to our hotel.
While I’ll probably never replicate that night, eating mussels will always bring back that wonderful memory. So even if you don’t get caught in the rain on a romantic vacation in an exotic destination, I still recommend making the mussels and sharing them with someone special.
Pasta with Mussels in Wine and Cream
This mussel recipe can also be served over pasta. For a slightly thicker sauce, omit 1/2 cup (118 ml) white wine from the recipe. After the mussels have opened, remove a portion of the sauce and begin to reduce in another small pan.
Add 1 tablespoon (14 g) butter and 1/2 cup (118 ml) of room temperature heavy cream..
Ladle cooked pasta in bowls, cover with mussels and then top with the cream sauce.
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