Mussels marinières. Cheap and delicious - the mussels were $3.99/lb at Whole Foods, the wine was $2.99 (also at Whole Foods), and the rest of the ingredients are basic pantry items. You get a lot of bang for your buck here.
1.5lb mussels, cleaned and de-bearded
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
6 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp dried thyme
2 cups white wine
3 tbsp butter
1) Combine garlic, onion, wine, thyme, 2 tbsp butter, and 4 tbsp parsley in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
2) Add mussels and cover pot. Cook until the shells open, 3-4 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. Remove mussels from the sauce and place in bowls.
3) Add remaining butter and parsley to the sauce. Heat until the butter melts. Pour over mussels and serve with crusty bread and a lemon.
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Recipe from allrecipes.com