Back in the summer, my sister-in-law and her kids came for a visit. And we had an insane seafood feast. Much like our traditional fried food fest on New Year’s, we gorged ourselves on clams, crabs, mussels and more. It was tasty and delicious and fun, even if we didn’t catch the crabs ourselves.
One of my favorite dishes from the day? Garlic butter mussels. I’d never tried mussels before. They were on sale, they were next to the clams, we were waiting forever for the crabs and so somehow the mussels ended up in the cart. Of course, they were delicious.
We made them simply, sauteed in just a bit of butter and garlic. It made the mussels, already briny and salty, super flavorful. I’d absolutely eat them again.
- 2 lbs. mussels
- ¼ cup butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high. Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the mussels. Toss in the butter and cook until they begin to open. Once opened, transfer to a serving dish. Discard any that do not open.