Steamed Mussels with Garlic Butter

Steamed Mussels with Garlic Butter
ingredients
all
10 tbs butter
divided (1 1/4 sticks)
3/4 cup shallots
finely chopped
6 large garlic cloves
minced
3 stalks celery
chopped
1 medium eggplant
chopped
5 cups vegetable stock
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
3 lbs fresh mussels
scrubbed debearded
3 sprigs fresh thyme
sea salt
to taste
freshly ground black pepper
to taste
Butter, garlic and lemon are perfect combination for this easy to make recipe. A building diet using mussels as a good source of protein.
1
In a medium skillet, heat 1-2 Tbs butter. Add shallots, garlic and celery until translucent. Saute eggplant on both sides until browned. Set aside.
2
In a separate pot, heat vegetable stock. Add lemon juice, lemon peel, sauteed vegetables, rest of butter, fresh mussels and thyme. Cover and steam for 3-5 minutes or until mussels shell open.
3
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
notes
contains shellfish and dairy