Raf's Famous Mussels
  Goosecross Cellars Recipe for Chardonnay  
     
  Ingredients:  
 
2 pounds of mussels (discard open ones)
8 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 lemons, cut in quarters
3 tablespoons of paprika
1/2 cup of Goosecross Chardonnay
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper seeds
French bread sliced


Directions :
Under running water, using a spoon, spatula or other kitchen tool, remove calcium and other deposits from the shells. Remove the beards (strings in the shell openings).

Cooking time is usually 15-20 minutes at medium high heat.

Place the mussels in a 3 or 4 gallon stainless steel pot with lid. Add all the ingredients. Partially press the lemon quarters to free the juice. Cover and wait for steam to appear. Stir the mussels every 3 minutes to ensure that all the mussels come in contact with the liquid below. Cover pot between stirs. When the mussels start separating from the shells it is time to turn the heat off.

Serve the mussels by themselves and pour the sauce in small bowls. To eat: separate the mussels into halves, loosen the meat and scoop the sauce so it covers the mussel. Pour into your mouth.

Dip the slices of bread in the sauce and drink Goosecross Chardonnay.
 
     
 
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