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Steamed Mussels with Fennel, Tomatoes, Ouzo, and Cream

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars
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"Pick good fresh and alive mussels for this dish, preferably Penn Cove. The fresher the better. This recipe is simply amazing in flavor. You will love it. Serve with a slice of bread."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 286
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in shallots and garlic, and cook until tender. Stir in fennel and tomato, and continue cooking about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix white wine, ouzo, and heavy cream into the saucepan, and bring to a boil. Gradually stir in mussels, 1/2 the basil, and salt.
  3. Cover saucepan, and continue cooking about 5 minutes, until the mussels have opened. Garnish with remaining basil to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 286 calories; 15.7 15.7 16.3 76 245 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

If you are a mussel fan you will love this dish, it's also a great dish to impress your guests. Looks and tastes complicated, but it really isn't :). I would suggest making sure that when you a...

Most helpful critical review

Made these twice, the first batch wasn't so great. The ouzo was too much. The second batch minus the ouzo were much better.

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If you are a mussel fan you will love this dish, it's also a great dish to impress your guests. Looks and tastes complicated, but it really isn't :). I would suggest making sure that when you a...

The recipe was great, easy to make and fabulous in flavor. I opted out out on the Ouzo, but it still tasted great and I've made it several times since. Happy Cooking!

At first I was skeptical about the mix of flavours in this recipe and couldn't imagine them marrying well with mussels, but it was amazing. (I followed the recipe exactly and used the fresh live...

This was my first attempt at preparing mussels, and they came out great. I love the broth! Didn't use the ouzo, though. I think the anise flavor would have been a little overpowering. I just...

Oh my god, this is the best mussels recipe that I've ever had. I put a little twist with this recipe,because I wasn't able to find the ouzo in the local market.So I added some Jagermeilser becau...

OUTSTANDING!!!!! I'd give this 10 stars if I could. I made exactly as written, and made sure that I sauteed the fennel for awhile before adding the other ingredients, as per other reviews. Do...

Mussels, what more can I say, I love them! This recipe was delightful and I like the ouzo touch. Nothing can go wrong with steaming mussels in any ingredients of your choice, I use varied recipe...

i'v made this recipe and it taste delicous and wonderfull

Excellent from top to bottom--cannot improve on this recipe