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Mussels Provencal Style

Mussels Provencal Style
YIELDS
4 servings
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Ingredients

2
lb(s) fresh cultured blue mussels
¼
cup water
1
Tbsp olive oil
1
onion, finely chopped
3
clove garlic, minced
2
Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
¾
cup red wine
1
can peeled and diced tomatoes (28 oz)
2
Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1
pinch salt and pepper, to taste
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Directions

Step 1

Rinse the fresh blue mussels in tap water. Place in a large saucepan with the water on high heat. Cover and let steam until shells open (5 – 7 minutes). Strain the fresh blue mussels, reserving the liquid, and removing the meat from the shells. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and sauté onions under low heat for 6 – 8 minutes, until onions get soft but not burnt.

Step 3

Stir in garlic and thyme. Heat for 1 minute.

Step 4

Pour in red wine and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add tomatoes and reserved mussel liquid, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Add cooked mussel meat, let cook 5 minutes.

Step 7

Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.

Step 8

Serve with bread.

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