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How To Make Moules Mariniere

How To Make Moules Mariniere

Moules Mariniere Recipe. Belgian Moules Mariniere best served with French fries and mayonnaise or simply delicious served alone! Try our Moules Mariniere recipe.


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Step 1: You will need

  • 6 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 150 ml fish stock
  • 25 g butter, cubed
  • some salt and pepper
  • 2 kg mussels
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 large pan
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 serving bowl
  • 1 large chopping knife
  • 1 small knife

Step 2: Prepare the mussels

If the mussels have barnacles on them take a small knife and ease them off. Remove any of the beardy string.

Step 3: Discard the open mussels

Go through the mussels carefully. Any that are open take them and tap them with your thumb and finger. If they close they are alive and fresh, if they don't close they are dead. Discard the dead ones and on no account use them.

Step 4: Sauté the shallots

Place the pan on a medium to high heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the shallots and sauté then add the garlic and sauté for about a minute more, shaking the pan so the onions and garlic do not burn.

Step 5: Add the mussels

When the shallots have been cooking for about 1 minute add the mussels, white wine, fish stock and salt & pepper. Place the lid on top of the pan.

Step 6: Cook the mussels

Cook for about 2 –3 minutes, take off the lid, add the chopped parsley and stir well.

Step 7: Serve

Spoon the mussels immediately into a large serving bowl and pour over the juices. Belgium's national dish are mussels served with French fries and mayonnaise however even by themselves, these mussels are delicious.