Steamed Mussels with Root Vegetables

Coastal Living
Steamed Mussels with Root VegetablesRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Makes 3 to 4 servings


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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced onion
2/3 cup diced carrot
2/3 cup diced turnip
2/3 cup diced parsnip
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
3 tablespoons crème fraîche
Crusty bread


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion and next 6 ingredients; cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

2. Add wine; increase heat to medium-high, and bring mixture to a boil. Add mussels and cook, covered, shaking gently once or twice, 3 to 5 minutes or until mussels open. (Discard any that do not.) Transfer mussels into serving bowls using tongs.

3. Stir crème fraîche into vegetable mixture. Ladle vegetables and cooking liquid over mussels, and serve with crusty bread.

Created date

January 2015