Moules Marinière - France

Prep time: 2 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

A fantastic dish for all the family. Mussels are so easy to prepare and make a real wow statement at the table


The method

  1. Clean the mussels thoroughly under running water, removing any with broken shells and any that don’t close tightly when you tap them. Pull off the beards.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy based saucepan with a lid. Add the onion, garlic and thyme and cook for around 5 minutes until the onion has softened.
  3. Pour in the wine, bring to the boil and add the mussels. Turn down the heat and cover with the lid. Cook for around 4-5 minutes, shaking the pan from time to time. When the mussels have fully opened, take off the heat. Discard any unopened mussels.
  4. Add the cream and heat gently for 1 minute (don’t allow it to boil). Add the chives, stir and serve immediately.