Mussels Mariniere

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Serves 2
Prep Time 5 mins (plus cleaning mussels)
Cooking Time 20 mins
Ingredients

  • 1 Kilo Mussels
  • 1 oz Butter
  • 1 Medium onion-finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic-finely chopped
  • 1/2 bottle White wine
  • 1/4 pint/5 fl ozs Single cream

Method

  • Clean the mussels and remove the beards.
  • Discard any that remain open (a sharp tap on the shell with the back of a knife will close the live ones. so they're safe)
  • Melt the butter in a large deep saucepan.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic.
  • Cook gently until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the wine and bring to the boil.
  • Then add the mussels and cook for 2-3 minutes, until all the shells have opened.
  • Any shells that stay shut should be discarded.
  • Stir in the cream.

Equipment

  • Large deep saucepan.

Garnish

  • Parsley

Cooks Tip

  • If you like your food hot without taking away the flavour of the mussels add a small chopped chilli with the onions and garlic and leave out the cream.
  • Serve with crusty bread

Shopping List

  • Mussels
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Garlic
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