An easy, festive and light idea for your New Year’s Eve celebration is a big pot of mussels! All you need along side it is a good loaf of crusty bread. You can accomplish that with gluten free bread by toasting it and it is just as good to dip it into the broth! You will soon have a bowl of empty shells.
Mussels with White Balsamic Broth
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup of diced white onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 pounds of mussels, cleaned
3 Tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 to 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
handful of fresh cilantro or basil, torn
Heat olive oil in medium sized pot. Cook onions and garlic in oil for a couple of minutes. Add mussels and stir. Add remaining ingredients, stir and cover for about 10-15 minutes, or until all the mussels are open. If a mussel doesn’t open, discard it. Toss with cilantro and serve.
With all the holiday festivities, heavy food and sweets turning toward lighter but still delicious feasts are welcome! What are you serving for New Years?