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

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1 hour 1 min.18 min.1 hour 19 min.
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Should be eaten immediately.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 50 min.
Ch'ti mussel tarts : Photo of step #1
Cut 250 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 100 g Maroilles cheese into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Pour 100 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
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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 200 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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Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
760 Kcal or 3,182 Kj59 gr102 gr121 gr
38 %23 %10 %18 %
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).

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Source

Home made.

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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: Fine multi-tomato tart, Express apple tart, Chicken pie, Thin cherry tomato and pesto tart, How to cook caramelized puff pastry well, ... All
Cooked musselsCooked mussels: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad, ... All
BeerBeer: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gratin du Nord, Carbonnade, Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit), Endive and beer soup, ... 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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