Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Seamaiden Steamed Mussels and Shrimp

Well, the 2014 edition of the Seamaster's birthday was a sea-rrific success. He flipped over the sun, moon and starfish for this delish little dish of mussels and jumbo shrimp. Cast a magical spell over your love this Valentine's Day with this steamy recipe.

4 tbsp. olive oil
3 boiler onions, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 cup Pinot Grigio
3 cups chicken stock
2 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. fresh thyme
2 lb. mussels, cleaned and debearded (learn how here)
1 lb. jumbo raw shrimp, deveined and shells on
1 tbsp. fresh parsley
Sea salt and pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute the onions and garlic until just turning golden brown. Stir in the mustard. Stir in Pinot Grigio. Stir in chicken stock, sugar and thyme and simmer. Add the mussels. Cover and steam for 2 minutes. Add in the shrimp and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Cover and steam 6 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and mussels have opened up. Remove the mussels and shrimp from pot and place in large serving bowl. Reduce the liquid for a few minutes and spoon over the mussels and shrimp. 2 romantic servings.

No comments:

Post a Comment