QUICK AND EASY MEALS
31 March 2012 @ 21:05
SPICEY MARINERS MUSSELS
I cannot resist when I see a big bag of fresh mussels ,it really is one of my favourite French dishes and really easy to prepare ,here in Spain by the coast they are in abundance , you serve this dish with some fresh crusty bread and a glass of white wine and a green salad.
but you have to get stuck in and clean the mussels first which puts most people off .(it just boils down to cleaning off the barnicles and pulling out the grassy bit that attatches itself to the mussel ,don't be too fussy but always discard open or cracked shelled mussels.)
garlic 2-3 cloves per kilo mussels (a kilo will serve two adults,)
one large onion diced
1 kilo mussels cleaned
1 fresh red chile deseeded and diced
two glasses white wine
fresh tyme chopped
ground black pepper
small bunch of fresh parsley chopped
two lemons squeezed and zest scraped.
prepare your table first with a big bowl to throw the shells away and cut the bread.....you need a fairly large pan preferably with a glass lid to see the mussels opening.....heat the butter in the pan and add the garlic and diced onion ,.....cook slowly untill transparent,(not browned off)5 mins...then add all together the chile ,mussels, wine,thyme ,salt,&pepper.turn up the heat and cook for 10 mins until the mussels are all open(toss occasionally while they are cooking to get the flavour even.)
once they are cooked take the mussels out without throwing away the liquid and place them in a serving bowl,
add the lemon juice to the liquid in the pan and heat quickly for three mins until it boils add the chooped parsley and then pour the liquid over the mussels and serve with the bread and salad.
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