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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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 50 min.
Ch'ti mussel tarts
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.
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Cut 100 g Maroilles cheese into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Pour 100 ml beer into a small saucepan on low heat.

Bring to the boil.

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

Stage 5
Ch'ti mussel tarts
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.
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Fill the cooked tart cases with 200 g cooked mussels.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Cover generously with the sauce.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Put back in the oven for 3 minutes, just to heat through.

Stage 9
Ch'ti mussel tarts
Serve without delay.
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.
And to drink?
Should be eaten immediately.
Home made.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Milk, Sulfites, Mollusc
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 3.47 €
  • Per person : 0.58 €

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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: Nanou's tuna tart, Caramelised apple pie, Little caramelized peach tarts, Icelandic-style fish and vegetable pie, Epiphany galette, ... All
Cooked musselsCooked mussels: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cucumber, avocado and mussel salad, Seafood rice salad, ... All
BeerBeer: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Endive and beer soup, Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit), Carbonnade, Gratin du Nord, ... All
Maroilles cheeseMaroilles cheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Maroilles cheese quiche, Gratin du Nord, ... All
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