moule mariniere

Moules marinière with cream, garlic and parsley

Check out this easy recipe for Moules marinière. You can impress the family with this classic French dish in no time at all – ready on the table in 40 minutes.

Moules marinières (sailors mussels) are mussels in white wine sauce. They are traditionally served with fries to compose moules-frites.

moules-mariniere

Moules Marinière

You can impress the family with this classic French dish in no time at all – ready on the table in 40 minutes.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Starter
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 353 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.75 kg mussels
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 15 g butter
  • a bouquet garni of parsley thyme and bay leaves
  • 100 ml dry white wine or cider
  • 120 ml double cream
  • handful of parsley leaves coarsley chopped
  • crusty bread to serve

Instructions
 

  • Wash the mussels under plenty of cold, running water. Discard any open ones that won’t close when lightly squeezed.
  • Pull out the tough, fibrous beards protruding from between the tightly closed shells and then knock off any barnacles with a large knife. Give the mussels another quick rinse to remove any little pieces of shell.
  • Soften the garlic and shallots in the butter with the bouquet garni, in a large pan big enough to take all the mussels – it should only be half full.
  • Add the mussels and wine or cider, turn up the heat, then cover and steam them open in their own juices for 3-4 minutes. Give the pan a good shake every now and then.
  • Remove the bouquet garni, add the cream and chopped parsley and remove from the heat.
  • Spoon into four large warmed bowls and serve with lots of crusty bread.

Notes

Original recipe by Rick Stein

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 28gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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