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Old 01-05-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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What to make to accompany Mussels in Wine Sauce?

I plan on making Steamed Mussels in a Wine Broth. What else should I make to accompany the mussels to complete this meal?

I was thinking of french baguette and a vegetable.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-05-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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Any long pasta, al dente and finished in the sauce, and the rest of your idea. Definately need a bread mop.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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Mmmm ... we love just a simple salad with lots of good crusty, toasted bread to soak up the broth. If you really want a veggie, I would think asparagus would be a good side.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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In addition: How many pounds of mussels would you make for 2?
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:03 PM   #5
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You can halve some grape tomatoes and add them to the pot....some thyme sprigs. I can't think of a veggie that would really accompany them.
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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The classic accompaniment is French fries. (In France they're caled "frites.") You could serve them over linguine, or have plenty of bread on hand to sop up the juices.

A mixed green salad with a lemony vinaigrette goes well, too.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:56 PM   #7
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Um, just a guess but you aren't referring to McDonald's type french fries... right?
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #8
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I love to serve steamed mussels or clams with a good crusty loaf of sourdough, zucchini and a good white wine, mmmmmmmm
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:05 PM   #9
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Also - have you ever added pesto to your sauce? It's a really good accompanyment!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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This is probably too late for your meal tonight, but I never bother serving anything with steamed mussels (regardless of the sauce) except a nice mixed green salad with a simple vinegarette dressing & a nice loaf of warm crusty artisinal-type bread - round or a baguette.

As far as the amount of mussels, hubby & I are real mussel lovers & find that 2 pounds makes a perfect meal for the two of us. If you do happen to have a few left over, just pick out the meats & save them to toss into a clam or mixed seafood sauce to serve over spaghetti.
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