Mussels steamed in a creamy cognac sauce with crispy bacon.
3 lbs of fresh mussels scrubbed
½ cup minced shallots
5 garlic cloves minced
6 strips of bacon
½ cup cognac
4 jalapenos minced
½ cup chopped parsley
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 cup Seafood Stock
4 Tbsp of butter
Salt and Pepper
Crusty Bread for dipping
No nutrition information available
Render Bacon over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Once crispy, remove bacon and chop. Set aside.
Cook shallots and peppers in the bacon fat until translucent, add garlic and saute for 5 minutes until golden, but not burnt.
Deglaze the pan with the cognac and cook until the alcohol is cook out. Add chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat. Add cream and continue simmering until sauce thickens a bit...about 7-8 minutes. Whisk in butter.
Add mussels and cover. Raise temp to Med High and steam until shells open. Pour into serving bowl and sprinkle with bacon and parsley. Serve with Crusty Bread.