Sometimes I cannot believe there was a time when I didn’t eat mussels. They’re just so delicious and when they’re fresh it’s like you get a mouthful of the ocean. Mmmm.
There are many ways to eat mussels but my all time favorite is the classic Moules Marinieres.
The mussels are cleaned and checked for only live ones. You can do this by gently tapping them with the back of your knife or with a fork. They should open and if they don’t close again then discard.
Chop garlic and shallots. Soften in a large pot with butter, dash of oil, bay leaf and some sprigs of thyme. Add wine and bring to a boil. Add the mussels, cover and let steam for 3-4 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and thyme. Add some cream and chopped parsley and serve! A side of fries with mayonnaise dip are a perfect complement.. Along with a very cold pint of beer! Yum yum!