Garlicky Mussels With Corn

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“Mussels steamed with sweet corn, which gives it a taste of summer, and dry sherry, adding a woody, caramelized element. Adapted from a recipe by Caroline Russock at Serious Eats.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse mussels under cold water. Remove any hairy "beards" from the edge of the shells, then scrub with a vegetable brush. Discard any mussels with cracked shells, or which do not close when tapped firmly on the counter.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot with a tight cover. Add garlic, scallions, shallot and a pinch of salt. Sweat aromatics until soft, about 3 minutes. Add corn and cook until beginning to soften, another 3 minutes.
  3. Add sherry and bring to a simmer; maintain simmer until corn is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add mussels and cover pot. Steam, stirring once or twice, until mussels are cooked through, 5-10 minutes. Discard any which do not open. Remove mussels to warmed bowls with a slotted spoon.
  4. Add butter to pan juices and simmer until butter melts and sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Pour sauce over mussels and serve.

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