Recipe:Mussels with Leeks, Fennel and White Wine

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

These gorgeous blue mussels are just as delicious as they are beautiul. Simmered with white wine, leek, fennel, and parsley, and cooked in white wine and butter, these classic French moule are easy to cook and even easier to love. Serves 4 - .

Ingredients

Serving Size
  • Blue Mussels, thawed

    1.0 LB
    Qty 2 lbs.
    $2.98
  • Rustic Baguette, thawed and cut into ¼” slices

    1 Piece
    Qty 1 piece
    $1.78
  • Olive Oil

    Qty ¼ Cup
  • Leeks, thinly sliced

    Qty 1 Cup
  • Fennel Bulb, finely diced

    Qty ½ Cup
  • Fennel Sprigs

    Qty
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves, sliced

    Qty 2 Cloves
  • Bottled Clam Juice

    Qty ½ Cup
  • White Wine

    Qty ½ Cup
  • Butter, divided

    Qty 6 Tbsp.

Cooking
Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F degrees.
  2. Brush both sides of sliced baguette with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and crispy.
  3. In a large pot over medium heat, sauté 3 Tbsp. butter with leeks, fennel, and garlic until softened. Raise the heat to medium-high, and add wine and clam juice; simmer for 2 minutes. Add mussels, cover and cook for 4 minutes.*
  4. Remove from heat and divide mussels into 4 bowls. Add remaining butter and parsley to the cooking broth and stir. Pour sauce over mussels and garnish with fennel sprigs. Serve with toasted baguette.
    *USDA recommends cooking fish and shellfish to a minimum internal temperature of 145°F.

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