A pot of classic French Moules Marinières is fast food at its best. Made with fresh, inexpensive ingredients that still seem celebratory, this dish comes together in around 15 minutes from start to finish. Make sure to serve it with the rest of the wine left in the bottle and with plenty of toasted bread for dipping into the garlicky, briny broth.
F&W contributing editor Andrew Zimmern recommends using plump, wild Mediterranean mussels from Maine or Penn Cove mussels from the Pacific Northwest in this recipe. Simple and elegant, it’s a classic summer dish that is best served with lots of crusty bread for dipping.Slideshow: Mussels
Nourishing, vibrant, and without pretension, paella has held a place of honor and practicality in Spanish homes for centuries. To round out this meal, choose a good Spanish red wine from the Rioja region, a crusty baguette, and a light salad.
This version of Mussels Marinara was fresh and flavorful and only took a few minutes to make. The original recipe uses fresh mussels, which I couldn't get in my neck of the woods, so I just used two boxes of frozen, thawed mussels without the sauce packet.
The best steamed mussels ever! This Thai mussel recipe makes an incredible appetizer or a romantic dinner for two. Fresh mussels are steamed in white wine, then lightly simmered in a basil-coconut sauce that's simply divine. The dish is finished off with more basil and fresh coriander. Serve with your favorite wine and a loaf of crusty French bread to soak up the juices. Enjoy!