Black west coast mussels, corn, sweetcorn fritters, chorizo


Preparation info

  • Serves 8

    main course portions
    • Difficulty


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Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

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The flavour of corn and mussels together is very good. Both are sweet and intense. You can’t beat fresh mussels. Just don’t wait too long after cooking … Try to serve them immediately.



  • 64 whole mussels
  • 50 ml white wine (optional)


Clean the mussels by rinsing them first, then scrubbing and removing the beard. Place in a wire basket over the grill until they begin to open. Alternatively, place the mussels in a pot with the white wine. Close the lid of the pot and steam until the mussels open. For safety, discard any mussels that don’t open.

Boil the corn cobs in salted water for 10 minutes. Remove the corn cobs fr