Mussels in White Wine and Bacon

Amazing mussels. They taste better than at the restaurant and cost a hell of a lot less than the restaurant too.

Ingredients

  1. 2 lb. mussels, washed and cleaned
  2. 1/2 bottle white wine (preferably either pinot grigio or chardonnay)
  3. 1 package of thick cut bacon, sliced into 1″ squares
  4. 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
  5. 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  6. 2-3 T of unsalted butter (or 1/2 a stick for extra tastiness)
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. A few dashes of paprika
  9. 1 loaf of thin French bread

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a saucepan on medium heat. Keep the fat to cook everything else in. Cook it until it’s brown.
  2. Add the shallots, garlic, and butter and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add some salt and pepper to your taste.
  4. Pour wine into the pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Add a few dashes of paprika for flavor.
  6. Add the mussels, cover the saucepan, and let them cook until they open. This will take 2-3 minutes. Discard any that don’t open because those will make you sick.
  7. Dig in and enjoy the savory tastes. Serve with delicious, thick bread.
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