We were playing the team Boccissmo.
Tonight’s potluck theme was “Macho.”
But James and I brought Mussels.
They’re macho, right?
I’d never made Mussels and was a little scared. But the fish monger guy totally helped me out – and they turned out tastytastic.
Macho Mussles Recipe
6 sausage links cut
1 large (28oz) can Roma tomatoes
3 Tablespoons olive oil
5 cloves garlic
1/2 cup white wine
2 pound mussels
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper
Brown sausage in hot cast iron pan, set aside.
Drain tomatoes and chop. Chop shallots. Mince garlic. Chop parsley.
Heat olive oil in large skillet, add chopped shallots.
Heat oil over medium high heat or until shiny.
Put chopped shallots in pan, cook for 2 minutes, add garlic, add salt and pepper. Add wine, cook for three minutes.
Add mussels. Cover skillet with aluminum foil and take a deep breath. Steam for 3 minutes. Add sausage and tomatoes. Toss. Cook until most of the mussels open.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve with grilled bread.