Thursday, 19 February 2015

Recipe: Moules Mariniere

Since moving out of my parents house and into my little flat with Rob, we've both enjoyed trying out different recipes and this is one of our new favourites. We have been to the South of France a few times with my family, and we both really enjoy eating mussels while we're there, so we had a search on the internet for a recipe to make our own at home.  We ended up mashing a few recipes together to suit the ingredients we had at home, and it turned out to be delicious! This recipe is suitable for two people.
3 tbsp butter
1 chopped onion
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
375ml white wine
1/4 tsp of dried thyme
Salt and papper
800g cleaned mussles
LOTS of bread (we like to use a white baguette)

What to do
  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the chopped onion and crushed garlic, stir frequently until the onion has started to soften
  2. Add the wine (I usually buy one of those mini bottles) and stir in the salt, pepper and thyme.  Bring it to the boil then let is simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pop the mussels into the pan, and add another knob of butter to the top.  Put the lid on the saucepan and let it boil on a high heat for 5 minutes, shaking the pan every now and again to make sure the shellfish cook evenly.
  4. Serve the mussels in a bowl and pour the liquid over the top.  Serve hot with plenty of bread to dip in the sauce after scoffing the mussels!

Have you got any recipe suggestions for us? We'd love to try them - pop them in the comments!