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Mussels in garlic butter sauce

By afronia1 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Plus time needed to clean the mussels
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
A great recipe for a light mid week meal. Very tasty, healthy and quick to make.
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Ingredients

  • 2kg Mussels
  • 100g butter
  • 6 cloves garlic-chopped
  • 2 Shallots - finely chopped
  • 200ml dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6tbsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper -to taste

Method

  • STEP 1
    Scrub the mussels thorougly under cold running water. Discard any that have broken or open shells.
  • STEP 2
    Melt 40g of the butter in a very large pan over low heat. Add 2tsp of the chopped garlic and all the shallots and cook for 2mins.
  • STEP 3
    Add the mussels, wine, salt and black pepper. Cover and bring to the boil, shaking occasionally. Cook for around 3 mins or until the mussels open.
  • STEP 4
    Place the mussels into individual dishes, discarding any mussels that won't open.
  • STEP 5
    Mix together the remaining butter, garlic and chopped parsley.
  • STEP 6
    Stir the mixture into the remaining cooking juices and heat through, pour over the mussels and eat immediatley.

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