So where do we get mussels? Most fine grocery stores will carry mussels in the sea food section. When purchasing, DO NOT let the plastic bag be sealed for the ride home. Mussels, like clams are alive and need air to breath. Make the sea food section your last stop before checking out (also available fresh at Costco on most Fridays).
We however, like to make a day trip for our very freshest mussel purchase … and it is then that we also bring home the oysters. When entertaining, we always make the drive.
1 medium yellow onion
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley ( Italian or curly)
1 1/2 cup dry white cooking wine
2 Tbsp butter
4 lbs. Mussels
Once the onions are transparent add the wine, turn up the heat and bring to a boil. Next add the mussels, over and steam 3 – 5 minutes until open.
DO NOT OVER COOK
Remove from heat and serve immediately