Black Mussels with White Wine and Lemon

2 lbs. Mussels

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup shallots, minced 4 garlic cloves, minced 

1/2 cup white wine

Juice of half lemon and zest of 1 lemon

1/4 cup heavy cream (optional) salt & pepper to taste

chopped parsley to garnish

Melt butter over medium high heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in wine, cream, lemon zest, & lemon juice. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Salt & pepper to taste. Add Mussels, give it a stir, and cover. Steam until Mussels open up, about 10-15 min. Top with parsley. Discard un-open Mussels.