Tomato & White Wine Mussels

grab your straws because this broth is where it's at

4 T butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
1/4 c white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 lb mussels
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

In a large saucepan, melt the butter
Add the garlic and shallots  and sautee over medium heat (3 minutes)
Add the white wine, and reduce by 1/2 (4 minutes)
Add the stock and reduce by 1/4 ( about 3 more minutes)
Add the mussels, tomatoes and red pepper flakes; cover and cook about five minutes until all are opened
Discard any unopened mussels and serve immediately with french bread....

and straws. don't forget the straws....