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Exciting Mussels

Exciting Mussels
Recommend pairing Exciting Mussels with sparkling wine: Louis Drescher Amor Cava

Prep Time:
30 Minutes

Ready In:
50 Minutes

Cook Time:
20 Minutes


"Pairing bubbly and shellfish is a great way to impress your guests at dinner parties year round. Serve very chilled Champagne with a piping hot bowl of steamed mussels and crusty sourdough bread for dipping"


2 carrots, diced

3 cups of champagne

1 medium sweet onion, diced

3 pounds of mussels

2 celery stalks, diced

Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

4 garlic cloves, diced

Parsley finely chopped to taste

1 bay leaf

1 loaf of crusty sourdough bread



Combine vegetables, garlic, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and champagne in a stock pot over medium heat bringing mixture to a slight boil


Simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes


Add mussels and cover for approximately 6 minutes until all mussels are open


Discard unopened mussels


Serve with crusty sourdough bread and mussel broth


Bon appetit!


Recipe created by: Chef Donna