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Moules Marinieres
Time:- Prep 10, cook 30mins Servings: 1 Source from: James Tanner, from Ready Steady Cook


2 tbsp olive oil
½ onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
175ml/6fl oz white wine
250g/9oz live mussels, debearded, cleaned and rinsed
3 tbsp double cream
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
crusty white bread, to serve



1. Tap the mussels against a hard surface and discard any that do not close.

2. Heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes, or until softened. Pour in the white wine and bring to a simmer, then add the mussels and cover with a lid for 4-5 minutes, or until the mussels have opened. Discard any unopened mussels.

3. Stir in the cream and parsley and spoon into a serving bowl. Serve immediately with the bread to mop up the juices.

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