Mussels with beurre d'escargot


Mussels with beurre d'escargot
In this recipe, the mussels are cooked briefly first in salted water, just until they open. They are then shelled and popped in the oven for a few minutes with a knob of beurre d'escargot (butter for snails).
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Last modified on: December 2nd 2018

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
13 min.8 min.21 min.
Keeping: Should be eaten immediately.
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Stage 1 - 3 min.
Mussels with beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #1
Cook the mussels in a little boiling salted water for 1 or 2 minutes, just until they open.

For a more delicate flavour, you can also cook them like for mussels marinière.

Shell the mussels.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Mussels with beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #2
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Put each mussel in a little paper petit-four case.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Mussels with beurre d'escargot : Photo of step #3
Arrange the paper cases in an oven-proof dish.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Cut small slices of 100 g Beurre d'escargot.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Sit a morsel of beurre d'escargot on top of each mussel.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Cook in the oven for 5 or 6 minutes at the most. Above all, do not let the butter brown.

Serve piping hot.

Remarks

If you don't have any paper cases, you can use half a mussel shell instead, but this is less practical as the capacity is generally a bit small.

Another more elegant solution, though rather more complicated, is to make little cases out of puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée).

And to drink?

A well-chilled muscadet or other dry white wine with a whiff of the sea.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,115 Kcal or 4,668 Kj104 gr18 gr70 gr
56 %40 %2 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
186 Kcal or 779 Kj17 gr3 gr12 gr
9 %7 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
279 Kcal or 1,168 Kj26 gr5 gr18 gr
14 %10 %<1 %3 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
MusselsMussels: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Paella, Quiche Bretonne, Spaghetti with mussels and basil, Curried mussels with cabbage, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, ... All
Beurre d'escargotBeurre d'escargot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Snails in a brioche, ... All

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