Classic French Mussels
Effortless Weeknight Dinners
Mussels in white wine (moules marinières) are super easy to make and come together in under 15 minutes. They're not just delicious, they're also meat-free, gluten-free and high in protein, omega 3, iron and zinc!
180ml white wine
2kg fresh mussels (pre-cleaned)
1 cup cream
1/2 cup shallot, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, crushed
3 tbsp parsley
Heat the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
Add the shallots and garlic and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
Add the wine, parsley, mussels, give it a good stir. Cook covered until mussels open and are cooked through, about 10.
Add cream, cover again to heat through for 2 minutes, season with salt/pepper, give it a good shake and serve hot with an extra sprinkle of parsley.
It's best served with a fresh crusty bread, like a French baguette, and a glass of crisp white wine.
How do I clean mussels?
Under running water, scrub each mussel clean with a stiff brush to get rid of any barnacles and pull off any "hairy beard' that sticks out from the shell. Discard any open mussels.
How long can mussels keep in the fridge?
Depending on how long the mussels have been out of the water, but fresh mussels should typically keep for a minimum of 3 days in the fridge.
How many mussels per person?
Allow 500g per person for a main meal, and half that amount for a starter or as a garnish/ sauce.
Calories 560, Fat 18.6 grams, Cholesterol 162 milligrams, Sodium 1485 milligrams, Carbs 25.8 grams, Protein 60.8 grams