Mussels Florentine
 
3 doz.  fresh mussels
1 bunch  fresh spinach
1/4 cup  minced shallots (2 to 3 large shallots)
1-1/4 cup  dry white wine
1/4 cup  freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup  (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon size pieces
  thin strips of red pepper for garnish (optional)
 
in a large, heavy saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. wash mussel 
shells and 
add to boiling water. cover and cook until mussels open. discard any 
mussels 
that have not opened. drain the mussels and let cool enough to handle. 
pull 
them out of the shells and snip off the beard with a pair of scissors. set 
mussels aside and keep warm. discard half of the shells and reserve the 
others. 
clean the spinach, trim off any large stems and plunge into a fresh pot of 
boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes. drain well. when cool enough to handle, 
coarsely chop spinach. keep warm. 
in a small saute pan, combine shallots, wine and lemon juice. reduce over 
low 
heat until liquid is nearly gone (watch carefully as the reduction will 
scorch 
easily at this point). remove pan from heat and add one or two pieces of 
butter. 
 
stir steadily with a whisk until the butter is no longer in a solid 
form, yet not liquid either. it should resemble the consistency of a thin 
mayonnaise. incorporate the rest of the butter, one or two pieces at a 
time, 
returning the pan to a low heat as necessary, retaining the same 
consistency. 
if butter separates, the heat is too high; remove it from the heat and 
whisk 
rapidly to re-emulsify. set sauce aside and cover to keep warm. 
to serve, place about 1 teaspoon of the warm spinach in each reserved half 
shell 
 
and top with a warm mussel. pour 2 teaspoons warm sauce over each. if 
desired, 
garnish with slivers of red pepper. serve immediately. 
 
makes 36 servings. 
 
 
chef2chef recipe club member forum: http://forums.chef2chef.net 
archive: at: http://chef2chef.net/news/club/ 
 
-- 
(ID: 7502) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Jun 1, 2004


Recipes by Category
AppetizersBean SaladsBeansBiscuits
BreadsBrowniesBurgersCakes
CasserolesCheeseChickenChili
CobblersCookiesCrockpotDips
DressingsFruit SaladsJamsJellies
MarinadesMoussesMuffinsPancakes
PastaPasta SaladsPastriesPesto
PiesPilafsPizzaPolenta
Potato SaladsPreservesPuddingsRelishes
RiceSaladsSalsasSalmon
SandwichesSaucesSconesSnacks
SoupsSpicesSpreadsStews
StocksStuffingTartsTrifles
VeganVegetarianWaffles


Recipes by Region
AfricanAmishArmenianAustralian
BasqueBelgianBrazilianBritish
BurmeseCajunCanadianCaribbean
ChineseDanishDutchEgyptian
EthiopianFilipinoFinnishFrench
GermanGreekHawaiianHungarian
IndianIndonesianIrishItalian
JapaneseKoreanLebaneseMexican
Middle EasternMoroccanNorwegianPersian
PeruvianPolishPortugueseRussian
ScottishSerbianSingaporeSpanish
SwedishThaiTibetanTurkish
UkrainianVietnameseWelsh
Related Recipes
Mussels Florentine
Florentine Chicken
chocolate florentines
Eggs Florentine
Florentine Eggs
Scallops Florentine
Florentine Potato Salad
CHICKEN LIVERS FLORENTINE
Red Snapper Florentine
Easy Florentine Rice
Chicken Florentine Stuffed Manicotti
Florentine Lasagna Rosettes for One
Tomato Florentine Soup ala Nita
orange marmalade ice cream sandwiches with almond florentines
mussels meuniere
Stuffed Mussels
Mussels (5) Collection
mussels mariniere
mussels marinara
mussels marinara

>> More Related Recipes