Mariner’s Mussels

Moules Marinières

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
New Bistro

By Fran Warde

Published 2009

  • About

On a sunny day overlooking the coast this is the most perfect meal: plump mussels, fresh from the sea, served with a lovely spicy sauce, crusty bread and a crisp green salad.


  • 50 g (2 oz) butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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Heat the butter and oil in a large pan, add the garlic and shallots and sauté for 5 minutes without colouring.

Discard any mussels that are even slightly open or damaged and do not close when tapped against the side of the sink.

Add the chilli, mussels, wine, bay leaf, thyme and seasoning to the pan, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes, tossing the mussels from time to time