Called "moules marinieres" in French, these tasty mussels are cooked in a white wine sauce that is seasoned with bay, thyme and parsley. Enjoy with crusty bread.
Quick and easy mussels in a rich and delicious sauce. It was great and was done (from start to finish) in 15-20 mins. - 21 Jul 2008
This is a very traditional French recipe and it has never failed me! I use shallots instead of onions and I sometimes add double cream after removing the mussels from the pot for a creamier version of the broth. Yum! Valerie - 21 Jul 2008
My boyfriend raved about these when I made them for a Valentines Day starter. He still asks for them every now and then out of the blue for a no-reason romantic dinner. I agree with adding a shot of cream to make the sauce just thick enough to coat the mussels. I serve them as a first course in a shallow platter. I garnish the plates with plenty of lemon wedges for each of us and provide bowls for the discarded shells. Be sure to have a second set of fresh napkins ready when serving the second course because this will require full use of your first set. - 21 Jul 2008