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French steamed mussels

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French steamed mussels

French steamed mussels

French steamed mussels in a delicious white wine and garlic cream broth is a versatile seafood dish filled with flavour. moules marinières — a delicious piece of France.

 

Infused with rich flavours of a perfect, buttery broth with a hint of garlic, wine and parsley, French steamed mussels are ready in less than 20 minutes. Easy to make, mussels can be served as a meal with pasta and a simple side salad, OR as an appetizer with fresh or crusty bread. A modern twist on a classic recipe!

 

Ingredients:

  • Mussels (1 pound or 500g of mussels per person for a main meal, or half that as an appetizer).
  • Good quality butter.
  • A dry white wine you would drink yourself (our favourite wines to use are a Pinot Grigio/Gris, Suave Blanc or Chardonnay).
  • Fresh parsley, onions and garlic.

 

Method:

Steaming mussels is one of the easiest and fastest ways to cook shellfish. Save some money and make this restaurant quality dish at home!

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until softened, (about 5 minutes).

Add the mussels, wine, cream, butter, and parsley, salt and pepper.

Mix well, cover pot with a lid and cook until mussels are cooked through and opened, about 10 minutes. The cooked mussels add their own flavour to the broth while steaming.

Serve steamed mussels along with the juices in the pan to dip bread or garlic bread.

You could also add in red chili flakes or Cayenne pepper for a heat kick.

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