Mussels With Tomatoes and White Wine Broth


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup seafood or fish stock
  • 2 lbs mussels in the shell scrubbed clean
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Whole-wheat sourdough bread toasted, for serving

  1. Select the Sauté setting and heat the oil, butter, shallot, and garlic
    for about 4 minutes, until the butter is melted, the shallots are softened,
    and the garlic is bubbling but not browned. Add the cherry tomatoes,
    thyme, and salt and sauté for about 2 more minutes, until the tomatoes
    are slightly softened. Add the wine, bring to a simmer, and cook
    for about 3 minutes, until most of the wine has evaporated. Pour in the
    stock and bring to a simmer. Add the mussels to the pot, discarding any
    that do not close to the touch, and stir to coat them in the cooking liquid.

  2. Secure the lid and set the pressure release to Sealing. Press the
    Cancel button to reset the cooking program, then select the Pressure
    Cook or Manual
    setting and set the cooking time for 2 minutes at low
    . (The pot will take about 10 minutes to come up to pressure
    before the cooking program begins.)

  3. When the cooking program ends, perform a quick release by moving
    the Pressure Release to Venting. Open the pot. Spoon the mussels into
    a large, shallow serving bowl, discarding any that failed to open. Pour
    the cooking liquid over the top.

  4. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve right away, with the bread on the
    side for soaking up the cooking liquid.

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