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Maritime Steamed Mussels

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Serves 2 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 15


 ¼ cup olive oil
 3 minced garlic cloves
 ½ cup melted butter
 ¼ cup diced red onion
 ¼ cup diced celery
 ½ cup of white wine
 2 Bay leafs
 2 lb.’s of mussels, scrubbed and de-bearded
 1 tbsp parsley
 ¼ cup cream (optional)

Sauté the onions and 2 cloves of garlic in olive oil. In small dish combine melted butter, garlic clove and parsley Add celery to pot and sauté. Then add wine and bay leaves. Cook 2 minutes. Add mussels; cook covered on high until mussels open, about 6-8 minutes. You can add a little cream at the very end (this is what Granma Robbie does in Newfoundland) and serve with the melted butter mixture.

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I am from the Maritimes and this is a local favorite found at every restaurant in Nova Scotia.

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