Theeeeeeeeeeese mussels. I love them. Love love love love love.
There’s just something about mussels that can’t be beat.
Or, maybe more accurately, there’s something about the broth you end up with after you make mussels that can’t be beat.
This particular broth is garlicky, spicy, delightfully lemon-y, and gets a nice pop of flavor from fresh cilantro. And, like pretty much every other recipe I’ve ever shared with you ever, I’m totally obsessed with it.
I was also feeling like a speedy, easy (healthy? ish?) recipe was in order after this super-decadent carbonara from the other day. And these mussels come together SO QUICKLY, which is awesome.
Quick recipes are also my jam lately because I’ve been on something of a Buffy (y’know, the Vampire Slayer) Netflix binge (“binge” might be a bit generous…it’s more like I fell into a vortex) this week (HOW have I never seen this show before?!) so I can basically only stand to be away from my computer for a few nanoseconds because I’m only on season two and WHAT IS UP WITH ANGEL and sometimes you just can’t deal with life because you really, really need to know what happens on a TV show you somehow missed in the 90s. But mussels, right? We were talking about
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Buffy my other favorite thing about these mussels. And that thing is this: all you need is one pan. And my other favorite thing that I also just remembered(!!): the burner only has to be on for 10-15 minutes. Which means easy cleanup AND you don’t have to heat up your house unnecessarily as the weather gets warmer (we’re already up to high 80s here, yikes). I have a feeling this is going to turn into a summertime staple in my house. [Read more…]