Steamed Mussels with Burdock Root, Shallots, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    3

    as a Main Course
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Roots

By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

  • About

As it turns out, mussels and burdock root are a natural pairing, delivering an incredibly savory, briny flavor to this dish—a true umami taste. Buy fresh, sweet, plump mussels from a trusted fish purveyor. Once home, spread them out in a large, shallow baking dish, cover them with damp papers towels and then loosely with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use. I always scrub and debeard the mussels right before I steam them. While you are shopping, buy a loaf of crusty bread for s