- Yield 4 servings
- Prep 10 mins
- Cook 12 mins
This savory broth with delicately sweet mussels makes a great dinner for two.
Mussels make a savory broth that is best sopped up with French bread. Serves 2 as a main course or 4 as an appetizer.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large tomato, cored and chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup white wine or dry vermouth
- 2 pounds mussels, cleaned and debearded
- Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion; saute 3 minutes. Add fennel and garlic; saute 3 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, rosemary, thyme, salt, pepper and wine. Bring to a boil. Add mussels and toss.
- Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until shells open, about 5 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. Serve with French bread to soak up the juices.
Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.