Chopped onion, shallots, and celery are sauteed in butter. Then some parsley, a couple bay leaves and about a cup and a half of vermouth are added to the pot.
Then add fresh ground black pepper and Trader Joe’s Cooked Gourmet Farm Raised New Zealand Mussels (with their juices) and heat through on high for about 2 minutes. Garnish with rough chopped parsley. Serve with French bread and homemade garlic mayonnaise.
Note: Fresh fennel would also be a nice addition to this dish, saute it along with the onions and celery.
This recipe is adapted from “Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home.”