Simple French Mussels Recipe To Try At Home
If you are walking through the streets of Paris you are sure to see a beautiful French restaurant serving mussels. The combination of butter, garlic, and white wine makes mussels a must-try! Bring a taste of French culture home with this easy recipe! Mussels are the perfect meal for any occasion. They are great as a light appetizer with friends or for a quick and tasty meal for the family. Try pairing this recipe with a yummy loaf of french bread and your favorite chardonnay.
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- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onions
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
- 3 quarts mussels, beards removed, cleaned and scrubbed (but you can’t do this in advance!)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (or try Fallot!)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Heat the butter in a large saucepan until melted. Sauté the onions, shallots and garlic, until wilted. Do not brown.
- Add the mussels, bay leaf, thyme, white wine, cream, salt and pepper. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes, shaking to redistribute the mussels. Cook until all the mussels are opened.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer the mussels to a serving bowl. Let the bowl sit to continue cooking the sauce for a minute, remove bay leaf and the thyme. Stir in the mustard with a wire whisk while heating. Do not boil. Discard any mussels that have not opened.
- Season sauce to taste with salt if necessary, then spoon equal portions of it over the mussels and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately with crusty bread. Voilà!
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Recipe from Food52
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