What you will need:
1 bag of Black Mussels
6 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of butter
3 sprigs of Parsley
2 cups of white wine (sauvignon blanc or chardonnay)
Wine Recommendation: Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc ($30)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chop garlic into thin slices or mince. Soak your mussels in cold water, rinsing off any "slime" from the sea! If any mussels are open, discard immediately, do not eat or cook. Put to the side.
Ok, let's get cooking:
In a large skillet or frying pan, line your pan with olive oil, just enough to coat the bottom. Turn your heat to high. After the oil has a good heat to it, add in your garlic. Once the garlic is a light brown, throw in your mussels. Cover immediately. After 5 minutes, un-cover, add in your butter and wine and start a saute motion with the pan or stir. If all the mussels have not fully opened, cover again. They should be done in about 10 minutes, ready to enjoy and serve! Just add in your parsley at the final stage.
Tip - Over Pasta, this dish would be really yummy!