Fragrant garlic mussels

Fragrant garlic mussels

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  • 2
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • Ataraxia Chardonnay 2009


  • 18 mussels in the shell
  • 3 T white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1 t salt
  • For the flavoured butter, blend:
  • 70 g butter
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 20 g parsley, chopped
  • 20 g basil, chopped
  • 20 g coriander, chopped
  • 20 g dill, chopped
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 t ginger, grated

Cooking Instructions

Place a small saucepan over a low heat and add the flavoured butter. Fry until fragrant, then add the mussels and cover.

Fry for 30 seconds. Add the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add the cream and season to taste.

Discard any unopened mussels and serve immediately.

Cook’s note: Serve with chips and garlic mayo or proper aioli and a good glass of beer.

For the perfect chips, read our article on MasterChef SA judge Benny Masekwameng’s slaptjips.

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