Steamed Mussels with Garlic, Tomatoes & Scallions


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Quick, easy, and delicious—what else could you want from a meal? Be sure to discard mussels that won’t close before cooking and those that don’t open after cooking. And, as with every recipe, taste before you season with salt and pepper; the mussels may be briny enough from the ocean.


1 tablespoon olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dry white wine
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
2 medium-size tomatoes (or 4 plum tomatoes), coarsely chopped (seeds discarded)
1 bunch scallions, cut diagonally in 1/4-inch slices, plus extra for garnish
Freshly ground black pepper
Kosher or sea salt
Fresh parsley sprigs
Sliced scallions


In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over high heat, add olive oil and sauté garlic until softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add wine and bring to a boil; add mussels, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes.

With a slotted spoon, remove opened mussels to a large bowl. Continue cooking remaining mussels 2 minutes; others may open. Discard unopened mussel shells, reserving broth.

Bring broth to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and scallions and cook about 30 seconds. Add mussels and toss just to reheat.

Season to taste with salt; sprinkle generously with freshly ground pepper. Garnish with fresh parsley and additional scallion slices. Serve with crusty French rolls.

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4 servings

Preparation Time: 

40 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

1-1/4 hours

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