Friends, DO NOT be intimidated by these beautiful creatures. This recipe for steamed mussels in a white wine, curry, cream sauce will be on your hot date dinner table in under 30 minutes and will be asking yourself WHY haven’t I been doing this all along?? I recently made these for my parents who were very skeptical about eating them, confusing them a bit with oysters. Mussels are tender (when cooked right, I will show you here) and have the texture or bite like a chicken thigh. You can and should eat them with your hands, using the shell as your utensils, so they are a bit messy, but that is all part of the awesome. Need-less-to-say, they are now firm believers and LOVED every last bite of this dish….you will too.
Talk about cheap…I buy my mussels here in the metro area of MN at Coastal Seafoods (https://www.coastalseafoods.com/) for $3.99/pound, can you believe it? Mussels are high in protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. They are relatively low in calories and fat and have exceptional nutritional value. Follow along and I’ll show you how to make this for your hot date dinner this weekend…we are almost there!! (more…)