Many restaurants throughout France and Belgium offer mussels marinière. It is the classic combination of mussels with onion, garlic and white wine and a fabulous broth for dipping crusty bread into.
Mussels Marinière (sailor-style)
This classic french preparation for mussels couldn't be easier. This classic combination of mussels with shallots, garlic and white wine has a fabulous broth for dipping crusty bread into.
Combine all ingredients in a large pot, cover, place on high heat and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes. Twice while they are cooking, shake the kettle in an up and down motion to toss the mussels so they all open. Serve in bowls with the broth and some crusty bread for sopping.
Recipe Notes The Pernod is the secret ingredient folks, so don't leave it out! For mussels with cream sauce: 2 T butter 2 T flour 1 cup heavy cream Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add flour, add broth from cooked mussels and add the cream. Spoon over mussels. © Galley Chef All Rights Reserved
These delicious little treats are great along side a cheese tray with the honey and port wine reduction sauce drizzled over a soft cheese.
Pecans Glazed with honey and Port wine
These delicious pecans glisten with their tasty coating of honey and port. With their crispy, crunchy texture, they are easily a favorite snack food at our house.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the honey, port, pepper and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. 3. Add the pecans to the saucepan, stirring to evenly coat them. Using a slotted spoon, drain the nuts very well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the walnuts on it in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 12 minutes, stirring once, or until the nuts are mostly dry; let cool. Separate any nuts that stick together. 4. Meanwhile, simmer the remaining syrup over low heat until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Drizzle it over cheese and serve with nuts.
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