Mussels marinière


Mussels marinière
This is the most classic way of preparing mussels, simple and delicious.
167,6944/5 for 24 ratings
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Last modified on: September 4th 2011

For 1 kg, you will need:

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37 min.5 min.22 min.1 hour 4 min.
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Keeping:

Once cooked, 1 or 2 days in the fridge well covered. .

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Mussels marinière : Photo of step #1
Wash 4 cups + 3 tablespoons mussels.

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

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Melt ¼ cup 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.
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Pour in 2 cups + 2 tablespoons dry white wine and bring to the boil.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
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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.
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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.
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Turn up the heat under the pan and reduce the cooking juices by half.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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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.
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Pour the reduced juices boiling hot over the mussels...

Stage 10
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...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
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).

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Source

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