Creole Mussels

Creole Mussels
There is a restaurant in Montreal called Bistro Nolah. They specialize in cajun cuisine and I absolutely adore their food. The two things I would always order would be the blackened catfish and the creole mussels. A few nights ago, after a visit to the grocery store, I sat back and thought ‘it cannot be that hard to replicate that recipe’. I found a few recipes and made a variation of them. The results were delicious. Not as good as Bistro Nolah, but definitely not bad for a first attempt.
  

Creole Mussels

June 14, 2017
: 4

By:

Ingredients
  • 1 lb mussels
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 3 medium garlic cloves
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock (I used organic)
  • 1 cup dry white wine (I used pinot grigio)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (with sauce)
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cajun spice
Directions
  • Step 1 Chop up pepper and onion. On a medium heat, melt 4 tbsp butter and place the pepper, onion, and garlic in the pan or pot. Allow them to soften (5-10 minutes).
  • Step 2 Pour the white wine into the pot and the cajun spice. This is followed by the mussels. Allow the mussels to open- if they do not open, discard them. Once all the mussels are open, remove the mussels from the pot and place them in a separate bowl. Leave the sauce.
  • Step 3 Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, cayenne, thyme, and a bit more cajun spice. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken a bit. Add the remaining butter. Once the sauce has thickened, remove the bay leaves and add the mussels back to the sauce for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Step 4 Remove the mussels and sauce, place in a serving dish or into bowls and serve.
  • Step 5 ​Enjoy!

Related Posts

Gluten Free Mini Pavlovas

Gluten Free Mini Pavlovas

The weather in Virginia, at least in Richmond, has been a scorcher. It is to the point where as soon as you step outside, the humidity wraps you in a hug, and you crawl your way back to air conditioning as fast as humanly possible. […]

Gluten Free Spinach Quiche

Gluten Free Spinach Quiche

August is around the corner! I cannot believe how quickly time has been going. In Montreal, I spent most of my summers at our local community pool named ValleyCrest. Most people either owned a pool or were members or their community pool, as everyone would […]