Grace in the Kitchen
Mussels with Crème Fraîche, Jalapeños and Cilantro // © Stephanie Foley

This casual riff on classically French mussels with white wine uses cilantro, jalepeños and lime. / © Stephanie Foley

Food & Wine's senior recipe developer, Grace Parisi, is a Test Kitchen superstar. In this series, she shares some of her favorite recipes to make right now.

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly mussels can be transformed from hard little nothings to soft, delicate yummies. Sometimes, though, the "French" thing with white wine and herbs is just too effete, and I want something more un-French—like pickled jalapenos, lime juice and cilantro. Yeah, this does have crème fraïche, but sour cream is just as good. SEE RECIPE »

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