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Mussels marinière

Mussels marinière

This is the most classic way of preparing mussels, simple and delicious.

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Last modified on: September 4th 2011

For 1 kg, you will need:

Change for: 500 g 1 kg 2 kg 3 kg

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
37 min.5 min.22 min.1 hour 4 min.
Preservation: Once cooked, 1 or 2 days in the fridge well covered.
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Step by step recipe

1 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #1Wash 1 kg mussels. 20 min.
2 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #2Chop 1 onion. Tie 1 bunch parsley up into a small bundle. 8 min.
3 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #3Melt 50 g butter in a large pan.

When the butter is melted, add the onions and the bunch of parsley, salt a bit (mussels juice is coming) and pepper generously, then leave to cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
2 min.
4 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #4Pour in 500 ml dry white wine and bring to the boil. 5 min.
5 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #5Tip in the mussels, stir briefly, pepper generously and cover.

Leave to cook covered for a minute or two, then remove the lid and take out all the mussels that have opened, using an araignée (spider) or a skimmer, as they are already cooked.

Repeat this operation until all the mussels are cooked.
10 min.
6 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #6Carry on removing the mussels like this. Any that have not opened after five minutes are no good and should be discarded.

Cover the cooked mussels with a sheet of aluminium foil to keep them hot.
5 min.
7 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #7Turn up the heat under the pan and reduce the cooking juices by half. 10 min.
8 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #8Pass them through a fine sieve, leaving a little in the bottom of the pan, as this always contains some sand. 2 min.
9 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #9Pour the reduced juices boiling hot over the mussels... 2 min.
10 Mussels marinière : Photo of step #10...and serve immediately.

Remarks

You can vary the flavour of the mussels by adding to the pan at the stage of reducing the cooking juices: cream, cream with a little roquefort, curry powder, etc.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1661202 gr51 gr72 gr
83 %78 %5 %11 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
9912 gr3 gr4 gr
5 %5 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 kg : 6.00 €

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Source: Home made.
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