Steamed Mussels with Cider & Bay – Serves 2

Steamed Mussels with Cider & Bay – Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 900g  Mussels
  • Butter
  • ½ White onion, sliced
  • 2 Garlic cloves , thinly sliced
  • 250ml English Dry Cider
  • 4 Thyme sprigs
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 150ml single cream

Method

STEP 1

Wash the mussels in a colander to remove any dirt and discard any of those that are open or remain open after tapping them gently to see if they close

STEP 2

Melt the butter in a large heavy-based saucepan – Sweat down the onion and garlic over a high heat for 1 min before adding the cider. Add the thyme, bay leaves and the mussels, cover and cook for 3-4 mins or until the mussels start to open. Add the cream, season and stir in the parsley.

STEP 3

Divide the mussels between bowls and pour over the sauce. Serve with crusty bread