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Chef Antonia Lofaso's Signature Mussels & Fennel

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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 4 Sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter
  • 1 Bulb fennel, thinly shaved with a mandoline
  • ¼ Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs of fresh tarragon
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5 pound mussels, well cleaned
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup of sugar
  • 3 cups dry white wine
  • ¼ cup chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted in the oven

Serves: 10-12
Total Time: 20 minutes

Recipe:

  1. In a large shallow pot 14 to 16 inches wide, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the shaved fennel, red pepper flakes, tarragon, rosemary, thyme, and garlic.
  3. Cook for 4 minutes.
  4. Throw in the mussels and season with the salt.
  5. Add the sugar to the pan and turn the mussels over to coat them.

Chef Antonia Lofaso's Signature Mussels & Fennel

Learn more about Chef Antonia Lofaso by visiting her website, chefantonia.com.