Moules Marinière

Prep: 10 minutes   |   Cook: 20 minutes   |   Servings: 2 large portions of 4 small portions

If you’re a true lover of seafood then this is one of the absolute must try recipes out there. Simple and quick to prepare, it’s classic shellfish cooking at its finest. The best part is that mussels are plentiful and cheap in Ireland, so you’d be able to whip this up for several people on a reasonable budget. 
  • 1kg fresh, cleaned Mussels
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Shallots, chopped finely
  • 4 cloves of Garlic, chopped finely
  • 250ml White Wine
  • 130ml Double Cream
  • 60g Butter, cubed
  • A good handful of Fresh Parsley
  • Coarse Sea Salt
    1. Place a large, heavy pot over a medium-high heat and heat the olive oil. Once hot, add the garlic and shallots and cook for roughly 5 minutes until they begin to soften. Pour in the wine and cream, then add the mussels, butter and parsley.

    2. Season well and stir, then place the lid on and allow to steam for between 10 to 15 minutes until the mussels have opened and cooked. Serve immediately, dividing the juices between two bowls and adding crusty French bread on the side.