9/30/2012

Mussels in white wine sauce

Lovely mussels recipe and a typical Belgian/dutch way of serving them. Good quality seafood, some vegetables, seasoning and a splash of wine....that's all it takes!!
This is a dish for 2 persons, so about 1.5kg per head. We're big mussels eaters but you can count about 1kg. per person normally!

Estimated preparing time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: 
  • 3kg. of mussels
  • a big glass of dry white wine, +/- 20dl
  • 2 big onions, cut in rings
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped roughly
  • 2 carrots, chopped in thin rounds
  • 1/2 bush of flat parsley, chopped up
  • 2 chillis, chopped finely and deseeded
  • a pinch of dried chilli powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 spring onions, chopped roughly
  • handfull of cilantro, chopped finely   Keep this aside together with the spring onions

Prepare the mussels in 2 pots, so divide them in 1.5kg servings. Divide the greens and wine in 2 equal amounts.

heat up some olive oil in the pots and throw in the onions, carrots, celery, parsley and chillis.

Add the mussels, dried chilli powder and the white wine and turn up the heat. Put the lid on the pot and let this cook for 5-8 minutes, add the spring onions and cilantro and season with salt and pepper, shake well and serve!









Enjoy,

Kev