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Moules à la Marinière Recipe


Recipe: Moules à la Marinière

Adapted from BBC Food


2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup dry white wine
1 lb mussels, scrubbed clean
1 stalk parsley (use only the leaves-finely chopped)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
1 lemon (quartered and cut into small pieces)
Salt to taste
A dash of Black pepper

To serve:

French bread, sliced
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)


1)In a small pot, add the melted butter, and then garlic, onions, lemon, and chopped parsley leaves.
2)Add the mussels, wine, and salt and pepper. Cover, and cook over a high heat for about five minutes (shaking the pan intermittently until the mussels open).
3)Slice the bread to medium thickness and rub garlic over it. Drizzle with olive oil and lightly toast on both sides.
4)Serve the mussels in the pot with the bread on the side.

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17 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. tigerfish

    You bring me memories of the mussel-pot I had in Brussels. Cooked almost the same way and absolutely heavenly.

    Enjoy your trip :D
    I hope to visit south of France one day, really.

  2. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    argh!..i thought there were belgium styled mussels..remember having a whole pot of it in a belgian bar serving nothing but belgian beer..hmmm

  3. joey

    Oooh! This bring back memories of the same dish I had when I was in Brussels…I have to admit, the ambience definitely added to the pleasure of the whole meal! :)

    Hope you are having a blast! :)

  4. Zen Chef

    I used to take family vacations on the French riviera as a kid. Isn’t it beautiful?
    I love Moules a la Mariniere. Looking at the pictures i can almost taste them. Wonderful!

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