Ch'ti mussel tarts


Ch'ti mussel tarts
A blind-baked puff pastry case, filled with shelled mussels in a velvety sauce made with beer and Maroilles cheese.
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Last modified on: October 7th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:TartMusselsShellfishNothern franceBeerCheeseMaroillesCh'ti
For 18 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 1 min.18 min.1 hour 19 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 50 min.
Ch'ti mussel tarts : Photo of step #1
Cut 750 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) out into circles and line your tart tins or moulds, then bake blind.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
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Cut 300 g Maroilles cheese into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Pour 300 ml beer into a small saucepan on low heat.

Bring to the boil.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Add the Maroilles, tune down the heat and leave to melt gently, stirring form time to time.

Stage 5
Ch'ti mussel tarts : Photo of step #5
This will make a velvety and very tasty sauce.

Check the seasoning (you shouldn't need to add any salt, just pepper), then set aside.

Stage 6 - 6 min.
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Fill the cooked tart cases with 600 g cooked mussels.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Cover generously with the sauce.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Put back in the oven for 3 minutes, just to heat through.

Stage 9
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Serve without delay.
Remarks
Try to choose a beer in keeping with the Ch'ti character, such as a strong, brown or amber ale (from northern France if you can find it).

This recipe can be varied easily by using different shellfish: clams, cockles, etc. (or a mix).

Translator's note: Ch'ti is a dialect found around Lille in the north-east of France. The area was formerly a centre of mining and heavy industry, like the north-east of England, and with a similar culture. The accent is often seen as impenetrable, much like Geordie.

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Keeping
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,280 Kcal or 9,546 Kj177 gr305 gr362 gr
114 %68 %29 %55 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
117 Kcal or 490 Kj9 gr16 gr19 gr
6 %3 %1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
127 Kcal or 532 Kj10 gr17 gr20 gr
6 %4 %2 %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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 18 people : 10.40 €
  • Per person : 0.58 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Leek and artichoke tart à la piémontaise, Apple semelles (flat apple tarts), Quiche Bretonne, Cheese and tomato tart, Tomato and courgette tart, ... All
Cooked musselsCooked mussels: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Seafood rice salad, Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad, ... All
BeerBeer: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Carbonnade, Endive and beer soup, Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit), Gratin du Nord, ... All
Maroilles cheeseMaroilles cheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gratin du Nord, Maroilles cheese quiche, ... All
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