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Brie Mussels







Good day, I just wanted to say that Lesley at Small Meadow Presshas started a blog. I am so excited (I slightly begged her to do one !!). It is beautiful and already feels like home to me.

Brie Mussels         996662441           

4 strips of bacon

3 Tbls. olive oil

1 leek, cleaned and sliced

3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 fresh bay leaf (or dried if you do not have fresh)

4 pounds mussels, beards removed, well scrubbed and rinsed in several changes of water

1 cup dry white wine (or water but wine is better)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

2 TBLS. Dijon

1 ( around 8-ounce) brie, very cold, rind removed and cut into pieces

In a large pan fry bacon and set aside crisped bacon. Drain off most fat. Keep 1 TBLS. and add oil. Sautee leeks and until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic,  1/2 the parsley, and bay leaf and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the mussels, wine, and cream, and bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat and cook, shaking the pan occasionally,
until the mussels open, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Discard bay leaf and any mussels that do not open. Stir in Dijon. Add cheese, crumbled bacon, rest of parsley. Pour into a large, deep serving bowl. Serve immediately with hot French bread for dipping and lemon wedges.

Enjoy !!!



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I have never had mussels, but reading through the recipe it sounds delicious. I think I will check out Lesley's blog--thanks for the news.


Oh that's made me hungry, I just love mussels!


It is lovely news about the new Small Meadow Press Blog. I enjoy reading Lesley's website as it is now, and expect the blog will be wonderful too. I shall print your recipe for my mother-in-law who enjoys mussels.

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