I love mussels and decided to try cooking it. I tweaked the ingredients and added more flavor. I added 4 tbl spoon of butter, 2 cups of dry white wine, red crushed peppers, 1 cup of tomato puree, red sliced onions, 1 whole sliced sweet bell red peppers, 4-5 sprigs of thyme, 1 cup of chopped fresh parsley, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 bags of cooked shrimp, and 3 lbs of debeard mussels.
I had the onions, garlic, peppers, thyme, parsley, and 3 tlb spoons of butter simmer n caramelize first. Then I added my homemade seasonings,pepper and the crushed peppers until all the ingredients were blended. Then I added the wine and left it cooking for about 2 min and then added the tomato puree. I left that cook for 2 more min then I added shrimps and the mussels. I added 1 table spoon of butter and covered it. I only uncovered it to stir the mussels. I cooked it until the mussels opened and the shrimp were cooked. It taste so good. I think if I would have used the original recipe alone, without adding my zest then it wouldn't have tasted as good. The broth was spicy n amazing. We all had the garlic bread dipped in the broth. I also cooked bow tie pasta (al dente) and added the broth to it and it was a winning dish in my house. Spent about $50 it fed four people and had left overs.
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I love mussels and decided to try cooking it. I tweaked the ingredients and added more flavor....