This may be my favorite “make it fast” dinner ever. Or at least in the top five, but that is because I love, love, love, love mussels. LOVE THEM. They are so easy to make and they are so dang delicious. The standard mussel recipe is to steam them in a little white wine and parsley and serve them up with some fresh bread to sop up the broth, and believe me, I’m not knocking that approach, it’s a classic. But this one takes it a step further without a whole lot more work, and it is just heaven on a plate. If mussels go to heaven, which I sincerely hope they do.
We had this one last Friday night when the teenager (who, if you can believe it, does not LIKE mussels. I’m sure wherever she was, she had chicken fingers or pizza) was out with her posse of friends, and it was just me, the Southern husband and the hopeful dog. I had planned to make the mussel bisque from the SILVER PALATE GOOD TIMES COOKBOOK, and next time I really will…but that recipe is kinda lengthy, it was the end of a long week, I had just slogged home in the rain…I looked at that bag of mussels and thought…yes! Mussels in blue cheese, which sits on just enough pasta to soak up the world’s best sauce. If I do say so myself.
So if you are a mussel lover, here is the recipe you have been waiting for all your life. And if and when I make that mussel bisque recipe, I will report back!