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Mussels Carbonara

Mussels Carbonara
YIELDS
4 servings

Source: Mussel Industry Council of North America

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Ingredients

4
lb(s) fresh cultured blue mussels
1
clove garlic, finely chopped or crushed
2
shallots
½
medium a medium onion, finely chopped
1
Tbsp butter
2
bay leaves
1
sprig thyme
½
cup white wine
½
cubes cream
4
slices bacon
6
Tbsp parmesan shavings
¼
bunch parsley, chopped
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Directions

Step 1

Rinse the fresh blue mussels in tap water.

Step 2

Sauté the bacon, shallots and garlic gently in the butter.

Step 3

When soft, turn up the heat, add the fresh blue mussels, thyme, bay leaves and wine, then cover and steam 5 to 7 minutes. The fresh blue mussels should be fully open.

Step 4

Add the cream and parmesan, bring to a boil, take off the heat, add the parsley.

Step 5

Check the seasoning, it may need a little pepper, then serve immediately in a large bowl.

Step 6

An alternative to this recipe is to remove the mussel meat and serve by itself in individual plates as pictured.

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