Classic French Mussels

This recipe for classic French mussels is quick, simple to prepare, tastes amazing and makes a real impact when presented at the dinner table.

Cooked in the traditional French way with white wine, butter, shallots, parsley and tarragon, these mussels are delicious served with crusty bread (or fries if you want to make the traditional Belgium dish of Moules-frites). It’s perfect as a starter for eight people or as a main meal for four – Bon Appétit!

See how simple it is to create this great-tasting dish below…

Ingredients
Preparation
10 mins Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time
10 mins Prep Time
15 mins Cook Time
  • Clean and de-beard the mussels, discard any that do not close when lightly tapped.

  • In a large saucepan add the mussels, white wine and the Pepper, stirring occasionally.

  • Add the butter, shallots, Parsley and Tarragon, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Season to taste.

  • Serve with crusty bread to mop up all the delicious juices.

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