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Mussels Marinière


Option 1

  • 2 lb of Fresh Live Mussels (well scrubbed, rinsed, and de-bearded)

Boil 1 cup of water and cook the Mussels with cover on for 5 minutes. Separate the Mussels from the liquid.

Option 2

  • 2 lb bag of frozen Mussels. Let the Mussels thaw and separate the Mussels from the liquid.

Other Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons of unsalted Butter
  • 8 to 10 fresh medium size Shrimps cut in small pieces
  • 1 slice of Tilapia Fish cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup of minced Onion
  • 1/2 cup of dry White Wine
  • 1 Teaspoon of minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon of Bread Crumbs
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 to 6 boiled medium size Potatoes with skin
  • NO SALT since the Mussels contains sea water

How to make it:

  • In a large pot melt the Butter and sauté the Onions with the Garlic until the Onions are transparent

  • Add the Mussel liquid. When boiling, add the Shrimp and the Fish.  Boil for a couple of minutes. 

  • Then add slowly the Flour and stir well.  Add the Lemon Juice, the White Wine, the Bread Crumbs and let boil until the liquid is about half evaporated. 

  • Add the Parsley flakes, Pepper and the Mussels. Stir. When boiling, cover and let boil for 3 minutes. Stir again, cover and let boil for 3 minutes.

  • The finished dish

  • Serve with the boiled Potatoes on the side

  • Enjoy !