Amy Grant’s Family Recipes

These are two of the superstar’s favorites, courtesy of her mom, Gloria, and country-singer husband, Vince Gill.

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Carrabba's Mussels in White Wine Sauce
Makes 6 servings

2 oz. olive oil
1 lb Canadian mussels, cleaned
6 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ yellow onion, chopped
1 oz. Pernod liquor
8 basil leaves, chopped
6 oz. butter
Juice of 1 lemon

Heat oil in sauté pan. Add mussels, cover and cook until shells open, about 2 minutes.

Remove top, add garlic and onions and toss. Cover pan again and cook for 1 minute.

Remove top and add remaining ingredients. Reduce heat for 2 minutes with top off.

Place in bowl and serve.

Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 370, fat 34 g (saturated fat 16 g), cholesterol 80 mg, protein 10 g, carbohydrates 5 g, fiber 0 g, sodium 220 mg, sugars 0 g, calcium 40 mg

Cajun Greens
Makes 6 servings

10 turkey bacon slices, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
2 cloves garlic
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 bundle collards, mustard or turnip greens
1 bundle kale
1 to 2 cups water
Freshly ground black pepper
2 small bay leaves
1 tsp Cajun seasoning

Sauté bacon and onions. Add jalapeno, garlic and tomatoes; sauté 5 minutes more. Add all other ingredients and stir well. Bring to a boil and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for three hours with lid askew. 

Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 120, fat 2 g (saturated fat 0 g), cholesterol 15 mg, protein 9 g, carbohydrates 19 g, fiber 5 g, sodium 660 mg, sugars 7 g, calcium 200 mg

January 2013