Steamed Mussels, Roasted Garlic, White Wine

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2lb. Mussels
1 Garlic, roasted and pressed
1 Shallot, large, peeled and chopped
1T Triple Crunch Mustard
1 Lemon, juiced and zested
1 Scallion, chopped
1C White Cooking Wine
Parsley, fresh and chopped
Salt and Pepper

This is the second of mussels recipes to pair with your Pinot Blancs. I know you will be amazed how difference these wines are, and how they interact with different ingredients!
In a large pan on medium-high heat, add a couple glugs of oil and add your shallots and a pinch of salt. Saute. Deglaze with a little bit of the cooking wine. Add your roasted garlic, triple crunch, lemon zest and juice. Simmer for a couple of minutes then add your mussels, salt and pepper, and the rest of the wine. Cover and steam until all mussels are open – approximately 3-5 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. Finish off with chopped scallions and fresh parsley.   Cheers!

Wine Pairing:
Vineland Estates Winery
SOUTH 2013 Pinot Blanc