Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Moules marinière

At the weekend we usually go to the markets, saturdays at Villereal and Sunday is at Issigeac which is a small medieval village  dates back to roman times, located in the Périgord and is approximately 20 km (12 mi) south of Bergerac in Aquitaine in southwestern France. It is a commune of the Dordogne department.

We either go saturday or sunday, and this weekend we decided to go to Villereal.
The fish monger there is lovely and the Mussels were looking  deliciously plump and fresh,so that was our saturday nights supper decided...

Moules marinière with a side serving of frites.

Heres the recipe for two people

1 kilo of mussels washed and debeard
24 g unsalted butter
2 shallots finely chopped
50 ml dry white wine
A handful coarsely chopped parsley
Crusty bread to serve

1. In a large deep pan melt the butter and add the chopped shallots and white wine

2. Add the mussels and place lid on pan cook on a high heat for 5 mins, shake the pan occasionally until the mussels have opened.

3.Serve mussels in warm bowls add parsley to the stock stir then spoon juices over the mussels.

4. Serve with white crusty bread or/and if you're really hungry a bowl of french fries.