• 2 oz olive oil
  • 1 lb cleaned Canadian Mussels
  • 1/4 chopped yellow onion
  • 6 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 oz Pernod liquor
  • 8 basil leaves chopped
  • 6 oz lemon butter sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Cozze en Bianco

This tasty Italian seafood recipe comes to us by Kristal McKanders from Nashville, TN. People say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, women love to eat too! A great way for men to show appreciation for their significant others is by learning to cook their partners’ favorite meal.

Country music artist Vince Gill recently teamed up with Johnny Carrabba, founder of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, to learn to do just that for his wife Amy Grant. Johnny taught Vince how to make Amy’s favorite dish and popular menu item, Mussels in White Wine Sauce, in front of a small audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville as part of a fund raiser for a Nashville homeless shelter. Thanks Kristal!

Enjoy!

Preparation:

1 – Heat oil in sauté pan. Add mussels, cover and cook until shells begin to open about 2 minutes. Remove top and add garlic and onions and toss. Cover pan again and cook for 1 minute.

2- Remove top and add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat for 2 minutes with top off. Place in bowl and serve.

Mangiare!