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Pub-style mussels

Recipe from: 9/2/1998 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 9
Servings 4


  • 50
  • 1
    onion, finely diced
  • 2
    large leeks, washed and thinly sliced
  • 200
    white wine
  • 1
    whole mussels, cleaned and debearded, or
  • 500
    frozen mussels on half shell
  • 125
    fresh cream
  • 20
    chopped parsley
  • salt and milled pepper


Melt butter in a large saucepan, add onions and cook gently over moderate heat for 10 minutes, or until transparent. Add leeks, cook for a few minutes and add wine. Bring to boil, then add mussels and simmer until the shells open. Discard any that do not open. (If using mussels on the half shell, boil for 5 minutes. None will need to be discarded). Add cream and increase heat slightly. Cook for 5 minutes. Add parsley and season to taste. Serve with homemade chips and garlic mayonnaise to dip them into.

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