Mussels and Almandes de Mer

1 Mar

This weeks reblog comes from a great food blog Cooking in Sens. I love mussels and searched for a recipe to reblog and share with all of you. Mussels are so simple to prepare but oh so elegant to serve. This recipe is no exception, a few fresh ingredients (you can use littleneck clams instead) and such a stunning result! Enjoy!

Cooking in Sens

Well he’s going back to Southern Sudan, so I thought I’d pull out all stops.  No seafood to be had from the Nile river.

And anyway, I’ve been wanting to do something with these clam-like almandes de mer .  We ate a couple of them raw.  Primo!

Veuve Cliquot.  Nuff said!

Mussels and Almandes de Mer

1 onion chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

2 quarts small mussels

1 lb almandes de mer or small clams

1/2 cup white wine

2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Saute the onion, garlic and bell pepper in the olive oil until the onion is soft.  Add the mussels and almandes de mer and saute for 1 minute, add the white wine, cover and cook for 5 minutes.  Remove from the flame and add the tomatoes and parsley.

Wine suggestion:  Cremant or…

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6 Responses to “Mussels and Almandes de Mer”

  1. Linda March 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Yummm, my ultimate favorite!!

  2. Kiri W. March 2, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    Absolutely beautiful! 🙂

    • cjdelgrosso March 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Yes, she did an amazing job with these!

  3. MonsieurBelly March 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    beautiful photos~

    • cjdelgrosso March 5, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      Yes, she did a great job on the photos as well!

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