Worldly Wednesday @ My French Bistro – Steamed Mussels with Garlic and Wine

Steamed Mussels in Garlic and Wine

Just the thought of curling up in a warm little corner shop on a cold european day with a table full of simple yet fabulous food just makes me misty for Paris.  I will get there….one day.  In the meantime I will just have to keep making treats like this!  1kg of shellfish cost us just under $10 and it fed 3 hungry adults and two little girls.  No excuses not to try it people!  This is simple, yet affordable.  Just the way good Bistro fare should be.



1kg extra large mussels

a glass of dry white wine

1 x clove garlic – crushed

1 x teaspoon butter

1 x small Splash Olive oil

1 x large handful fresh Parsley, chopped roughly


Clean your mussels, discard any dead ones and be-beard them;

Heat a large stock pot on a high heat;

Add your oil, butter and garlic and fry for a few moments;

Pour in your mussels, shake the pan, add your glass of wine and pop the lid straight on;

Leave to steam for approx. 3 – 5 minutes

Throw in your chopped parsley right at the last moment!;

Serve with a ladle full of the juices and some super buttery, crusty bread.

NOTE:  Its also goes FABULOUSLY well with these French Prawn Rolls!!


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