21 May, 2010  |   1 Comment

Themed Potlucks: Macho Food

Bocce continues to be awesome.
Justin, Boccissmo

You want to start a local league, don’t you?
(Yeah, I thought so.)

We were playing the team Boccissmo.
Tonight’s potluck theme was “Macho.”

We feasted on Double Downs.
Double Down

And Man Casserole.
Man Casserole

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.

Mussels and Sausage

Macho Mussles Recipe

6 sausage links cut
1 large (28oz) can Roma tomatoes
3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 shallots
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.

One thought on “Themed Potlucks: Macho Food

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    Alyce says:

    I’ve never seen sausage with mussels before, but the more (delicious ingredients) the merrier. I’ve bookmarked this to try soon.

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