Doesn't this look delicious? We will be feasting on this tonight because I was able to score some fresh mussels at the new Costco today. That's right, folks, we have a Costco! Those of you who know us well know that this means a great deal to us. I can officially call Colorado Springs home now. Forget about the pending "partnership" for Dave that has been long awaited, this is what makes it HOME for me. See YOUR local Costco and the following Rachael Ray recipe to make your own scrumptious Mussels in Mexican Beer. YUM-O, as Rachael Ray likes to say. I'll be serving mine with pasta, green salad, and crusty bread (from Costco, of course). Oh, happy, happy day.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
4 cloves garlic, cracked away from skin and crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
A couple pinches of salt
2 1/2 dozen mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
1/2 bottle dark Mexican beer, such as Modelo Negro or Dos Equis
1 (15-ounces) diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley or cilantro, your preference
In a deep skillet with a cover, preheated over medium high heat, add oil, garlic, onion and jalapeno. Season with salt. Saute 2 minutes. Arrange mussels in the pan. Pour in beer and tomatoes and shake the pan to combine. Cover pan and cook 3 minutes or until mussels open. Remove from heat and spoon sauce down into shells. Garnish with parsley or cilantro. Serve immediately from the pan.