Mussels marinière

Mussels marinière
This is the most classic way of preparing mussels, simple and delicious.
204K 27 4.0
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Last modified on: September 4th 2011

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37 min.5 min.22 min.1 hour 4 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Mussels marinière
Wash 1 kg mussels.

Stage 2 - 8 min.
Mussels marinière
Chop 1 onion. Tie 1 bunch parsley up into a small bundle.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Mussels marinière
Melt 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.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Mussels marinière
Pour in 500 ml dry white wine and bring to the boil.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Mussels marinière
Tip 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.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Mussels marinière
Carry 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.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Mussels marinière
Turn up the heat under the pan and reduce the cooking juices by half.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Mussels marinière
Pass them through a fine sieve, leaving a little in the bottom of the pan, as this always contains some sand.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Mussels marinière
Pour the reduced juices boiling hot over the mussels...

Stage 10
Mussels marinière
...and serve immediately.
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.
Once cooked, 1 or 2 days in the fridge well covered. .
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,661 Kcal or 6,954 Kj202 gr51 gr72 gr
83 %78 %5 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
99 Kcal or 414 Kj12 gr3 gr4 gr
5 %5 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Mollusc, Milk, Sulfites
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  • For 1 kg : 6.00 €

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