Preparation info

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    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Poor Cook: Fabulous food for next to nothing

Poor Cook

By Susan Campbell and Caroline Conran

Published 1971

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Ingredients

  • 1 quart mussels
  • 1-2 oz salted butter
  • 3 cloves

Method

Wash the mussels in cold water to clean off the worst of the mud. Cut off the beards, stray limpets (best banged with the back of a knife) and spots of mud. Wash again in clear cold water. Bring about an inch of water to the boil in a large pan. Throw in the mussels and cook, covered, over a high heat, shaking the pan a couple of times, until they are all opened. It only takes a few minutes. Me