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Tennessee Moonshine Mussels with Tarragon
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 30 min
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    I would never have expected to see legal moonshine being sold in my local Costco in Los Angeles. When I saw the Tennessee apple pie moonshine for sale, I knew I had to get it. During my travels across America as a pitmaster and the world as an airline pilot, I’ve sampled hooch ranging from “Happy Sally” white lightning to Indian toddy from the fermented sap of the flowering palm in Southeast Asia. Illegal moonshine is sold by a bootlegger and the word moonshine comes from the fact that it’s done underground or “in the moonlight”. One thing I find pitmasters have in common with moonshiners is the diversity of their chosen equipment: BBQ smokers versus custom moonshine stills.BBQ Pits versus Moonshine Stills Since Costco also had fresh mussels for sale, I decided to use the moonshine to make a sauce to steam the mussels. You can also try my recipe with clams. If you can’t find any apple pie hooch, use your favorite Tennessee whiskey and add 1 heaping teaspoon of sugar.

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb mussels
    • 4 tablespoons of butter
    • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
    • ½ cup your favorite moonshine
    • 1 Roma tomato, cut into chunks
    • 1 cup clam juice or substitute with chicken stock
    • SYD Hot Rub
    • 3 heaping tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • ½ lemon
    • A few sprigs of tarragon herb

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 463 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 31 g 46.96%
    • Saturated Fat: 17 g 83.55%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 131 mg 43.66%
    • Sodium: 1381 mg 57.56%
    • Calcium: 149 mg 14.94%
    • Potassium: 974 mg 27.84%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 9 mg 52.58%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.46%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 31 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 38.33%
    • Vitamin C 63.68%
    • Vitamin D 0.39%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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