This classic dish is surprisingly simple and quick to make at home.
Ireland is renowned for its seafood and it doesn’t get better than the moreish taste of juicy mussels bubbling in white wine and butter - the classic Moules Marinières!
Not only are mussels nutritious and delicious, but they really pack a punch when it comes to treating your tastebuds.
So why not surprise yourself with this delicious recipe - go on, flex your mussels!
1 kg mussels
A knob of butter
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
60mls white wine
Place the mussels in a large bowl of cold water. Use a small knife to remove any barnacles and pull away the beard. Discard any mussels that are damaged or won’t close when tapped.
Set a large saucepan over a medium heat. Melt the butter. Add the chopped shallot and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. They should soften but not brown. Add the wine and mussels, turn the heat up to high and cover tightly with a lid.
Allow the mussels to cook for 3-4 minutes, shaking the pan from time to time to ensure they cook evenly. Discard any that have not opened.
Remove the pan from the heat to stop the mussels cooking any further. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, then spoon them into warmed bowls and pour over the pan juices.
Serve with lots of crusty bread and/or a green salad.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Protein 20g; Carbohydrates 47g; Fat 15g; Iron 6.47mg; Energy 424kcal.
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