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Mussels In Garlic Broth

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  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves slices
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion white or yellow
  • 2 pounds mussels cleaned
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme dried
  • 1/4 cup clam juice optional
  • 2 14.5oz canned tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat large pot with olive oil and sliced garlic and onions.
  • When aroma is released, add mussels.
  • Add lemon juice, herbs and clam juice (optional), and gently toss.
  • Add tomatoes. Cover and simmer over medium heat until mussels are steamed open, generally 3 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove pot from heat. Discard unopened mussels.
  • To finish mussels, add butter and swirl to make broth thicker.
  • Optional: Serve with crusty bread for dipping in broth.

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