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Mussels in White Wine and Garlic Butter

Ingredients:

2 Tbls. Seagold Garlic Butter
1 cup white wine, inexpensive but drinkable
2 lbs. mussels

Preparation:

Melt the garlic butter or regular butter in a wide pan. When the butter is melted, add the wine and bring to a boil. Add the mussels and cover the pot. Steam them for 4-5 minutes. When all of the mussels have opened, you are ready to eat. Use a slotted spoon to serve, and add the delicious wine garlic butter broth to your dish. Be sure to get a delicious crusty bread to soak up the savory broth. Discard any mussels that have not opened.

Roija-Steamed Mussels with Chorizo

Ingredients:

2 pounds black mussels, cleaned and debearded

1 pound fresh chorizo, crumbled

1 large yellow onion, sliced

1 bottle Rioja or other dry red wine

Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup coarsely chopped curly parsley

Preparation:

Put the chorizo in a large heavy pot with a lid over medium-high heat. Cook until the fat is rendered and the meat is browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and reserve. Add the onion to the pot and then cook until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the chorizo back to the pot, pour in the wine, and bring to a boil. Drop in the mussels, cover, and cook until mussles have opened, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the lid and discard any mussles that have not opened. Season with pepper, add the parsley, and stir very well, until mixed, and mussels are coated with wine and onion slices. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Recipe obtained from 5 Ingredient Fix by Claire Robinson.

Bouillabaisse

Ingredients:

1 to 1 1/2 pounds monkfish or catfish

3 pounds littleneck clams or mussels, well washed

1 to 1 1/2 pounds shrimp or scallops, cut into bite size pieces if neccesary

1 to 1 1/2 pounds cod or other delicate white-fleshed fish, cut into 6 large chunks

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 medium onions, roughly chopped

2 navel or other oranges

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

Big pinch of saffron (optional)

1 dried chile, or a pinch of cayenne, to taste

2 cups chopped fresh or canned tomatoes

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

Preparation:

Put the olive oil in a casserole or large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasioally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler to strip the zest from the oranges. Add the zest, fennel, saffron (if using), and chile and cook about a minute. Add the tomatoes and turn the heat to medium high. When the mixture boils, reduce the heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes saucelike, 10 to 15 minutes. (You can prepare the dish several hours in advance up to this point; cover and set aside until you're ready to eat.)

Add the monkfish and raise the heat to medium-high. When the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is just about tender, 10 minutes or so. Add the clams, raise the heat to high, and stir; when the mixture boils, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the clams begin to open. 5 to 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and white fish, stir, and cover; cook, stirring gently once or twice, until the white fish is just about done (a thin bladed knife will pierce it with little resistance), about 5 minutes. (If the mixture is very thick- there should be some broth- add a cup or so of hot water.) Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in the parsley and serve with some crusty bread. Serves 8.

Recipe obtained from The Minimalist Entertains by Mark Bittman.