Written by Lydia in Gluten Free

Mussels are the ultimate fast food. Speedy, simple and so good for you. Accompany them as you wish, with frites or a baguette – either is great for mopping up those delicious juices. I was always told that you should only eat them when there is an ‘r’ in the month so it gives the mussels time to reproduce.


Serves 4

2kg mussels
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 shallots/onion, finely chopped
15g butter
A bouquet garni of parsley, thyme and bay leaves
100ml dry white wine or cider
120ml double cream/creme fraiche (you can leave this out if you wish)
A handful of parsley, coarsely chopped



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