Mussel Appetizer

3/4 cup white wine
3/4 cup tomato or clam juice cocktail
3 cloves garlic (peeled and sliced)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound mussels (cleaned, debearded)
3 tbsp butter
1. In a pot, combine wine, juice cocktail garlic and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and add mussels
2. Cover and continue to boil for about 4-6 minutes or until all the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that haven’t opened.
3. Remove mussels from liquid and keep warm. Pour off liquid to leave about 1 cup. Try not to discard the garlic. Boil 1 cup of liquid until its reduced to about 3/4 of a cup.
4. Add butter and stir until butter has melted and sauce has thickened slightly. Serve with mussels.

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