Moules à la Marinière Recipe
January 27th, 2008 17 Comments

Moules à la Marinière Recipe

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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 says:

    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. Ling says:

    Oh, hungry hungry!
    Enjoy your trip!

  3. Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    Right. I’m on the first flight out, tq!

  4. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    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

  5. Rachel says:

    Oh, I love mussels!

  6. Jen says:

    *SIGH*…you have the life I’d love to live!! :)

  7. Marian says:

    Where’s the receipe ???
    i love mussels and that on seems to be very good…

  8. Big Boys Oven says:

    You caught me babe, this is favourit dish…. oh I can already smell those mussels!

  9. wikiman says:

    It’s “Moules Marineres” and it’s not a provencal dish i’m afraid !! Looks good anyway !

  10. wikiman says:

    i meant “Moules Marinieres”. I’ve
    lost my francais.. shame for a frenchman :)

  11. joey says:

    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! :)

  12. Veron says:

    I’m with ya! I can eat a whole bowl of this and still want another bowl!

  13. *fanny* says:

    make sure you taste Astoux’s (the one on the corner) moules a la creme
    best. thing. ever.


  14. Amy says:

    Mm that is making my mouth water! I love mussels.

  15. Lori Lynn says:

    I’m with you, mussels are a favorite. Love the photo with the black pot, too.

  16. WokandSpoon says:

    This is my favourite way of eating mussels! Don’t forget the ‘frites’ (fries)!

  17. Zen Chef says:

    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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