Mussels in Garlic Broth

Ingredients

1 tsp. olive oil
​4 garlic, cloves sliced
2 Tbsp. onions, white or yellow, chopped
2 lbs. mussels, cleaned
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp. basil, dried
1/2 tsp. thyme, dried
1/4 cup clam juice (optional)
2-14.5 oz. canned tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp. butter, unsalted
Salt and pepper, to taste
From SNP Eating Heart Healthy Nutrition Program | Created By Chef Kelly Armetta, Hyatt Regency Boston

Instructions

1.Heat large pot with olive oil and sliced garlic and onions.
2.When aroma is released, add mussels.
3.Add lemon juice, herbs and clam juice (optional), and gently toss.
4.Add tomatoes. Cover and simmer over medium heat until mussels are steamed open, generally 3 to 6 minutes.
5.Remove pot from heat. Discard unopened mussels.
6.To finish mussels, add butter and swirl to make broth thicker.
7.Optional: Serve with crusty bread for dipping in broth.

These restaurant-worthy Mussels in Garlic Broth are an easy make-at-home recipe that wins on presentation, taste and especially cost. The aroma from garlic, onions, basil and thyme will fill your home and make for a delicious broth.

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