Sake-Steamed Mussels

Sake-Steamed Mussels

Ingredients: 1 handful fresh basil leaves,2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger,2 cloves garlic, finely minced,2 pounds fresh mussels,11/2 cups sake or dry white wine,1 shallot, sliced into very thin rings

Instructions: Scrub the mussels under cool water, discarding any with broken or cracked shells.,Heat a large sauté pan, deep soup pot, or wok over high heat with the sake, ginger, garlic, and shallots. When the mixture comes to a boil, add the mussels and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the mussels open.,Toss in the basil and serve immediately.

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