Quick and easy mussel recipe | Cooking with Lange

Quick and easy mussel recipe |  Cooking with Lange

Hello everyone, Lang Whitaker here from Grand City Media, and welcome back to another episode of Cooking with Lang! Have you ever come home unsure of what to make for dinner? Well, tonight’s seafood option is not only quick, quick and cheap, it’s also incredibly delicious. Join me in preparing this simple and delicious mussel dish. It’s Cooking with Lange – let’s get started!

In this episode, I’ll walk you through the process of selecting fresh mussels, cleaning them, and preparing a delicious broth to steam them with. We’ll explore the secrets to mastering this dish, including tips on identifying fresh mussels, preparing aromatics like garlic and shallots, and building a rich base for this flavorful broth.

Follow along as we steam mussels to perfection, infusing them with the delicious flavors of garlic, shallots, and a touch of white wine. I’ll share my techniques for ensuring your mussels are cooked properly, and we’ll make a delicious sauce using leftover stock, parsley, and a little heavy cream.

Join me to taste the best part – the taste test! We will enjoy perfectly cooked mussels and dip some crusty bread into this delicious broth. This quick and easy recipe is not only a culinary delight but also a budget-friendly option for a fresh and satisfying weeknight dinner. So, let’s cook together – you won’t believe how simple and delicious it is!

Quick and easy mussels recipe

ingredients:
Fresh mussels (1-2 pounds)
3 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
2 carrots, cut into thin slices
6 garlic cloves, chopped
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
1 1/2 cups white wine (Chardonnay recommended)
Fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Toast bread for serving

directions:
1. Start by cleaning the mussels. Rinse with water, remove any residue, and check for beards (fibrous threads). Remove the beards and discard any mussels with cracked or open shells.
2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle in chili flakes for flavor.
3. Add the sliced ​​shallots and minced garlic to the bowl. Cook for about 3 minutes or until tender, adding a pinch of salt to help break it down.
4. Gently add the cleaned mussels to the bowl, being careful not to split them. Let them cook in the flavored oil for a minute.
5. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of white wine. Allow the wine to come to a boil, giving the broth delicious flavours. Cover the pot and steam the mussels for 4-5 minutes or until they open.
6. Once cooked, transfer the open mussels to a bowl, leaving the broth in the bowl.
7. To prepare the sauce, bring the broth to a boil and leave it for two minutes. Add chopped parsley for freshness.
8. Turn off the heat and add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to create a creamy and delicious sauce.
9. Serve the mussels in a bowl, drizzle with the prepared sauce, and serve with slices of crusty bread for dipping.

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Quick and easy mussel recipe | Cooking with Lange

Hello everyone, Lang Whitaker here from Grand City Media, and welcome back to another episode of Cooking with Lang! Have you ever come home unsure of what to make for dinner? Well, tonight’s seafood option is not only quick, quick and cheap, it’s also incredibly delicious. Join me in preparing this simple and delicious mussel dish. It’s Cooking with Lange – let’s get started!

In this episode, I’ll walk you through the process of selecting fresh mussels, cleaning them, and preparing a delicious broth to steam them with. We’ll explore the secrets to mastering this dish, including tips on identifying fresh mussels, preparing aromatics like garlic and shallots, and building a rich base for this flavorful broth.

Follow along as we steam mussels to perfection, infusing them with the delicious flavors of garlic, shallots, and a touch of white wine. I’ll share my techniques for ensuring your mussels are cooked properly, and we’ll make a delicious sauce using leftover stock, parsley, and a little heavy cream.

Join me to taste the best part – the taste test! We will enjoy perfectly cooked mussels and dip some crusty bread into this delicious broth. This quick and easy recipe is not only a culinary delight but also a budget-friendly option for a fresh and satisfying weeknight dinner. So, let’s cook together – you won’t believe how simple and delicious it is!

Quick and easy mussels recipe

ingredients:
Fresh mussels (1-2 pounds)
3 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
2 carrots, cut into thin slices
6 garlic cloves, chopped
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
1 1/2 cups white wine (Chardonnay recommended)
Fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Toast bread for serving

directions:
1. Start by cleaning the mussels. Rinse with water, remove any residue, and check for beards (fibrous threads). Remove the beards and discard any mussels with cracked or open shells.
2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle in chili flakes for flavor.
3. Add the sliced ​​shallots and minced garlic to the bowl. Cook for about 3 minutes or until tender, adding a pinch of salt to help break it down.
4. Gently add the cleaned mussels to the bowl, being careful not to split them. Let them cook in the flavored oil for a minute.
5. Pour in 1 1/2 cups of white wine. Allow the wine to come to a boil, giving the broth delicious flavours. Cover the pot and steam the mussels for 4-5 minutes or until they open.
6. Once cooked, transfer the open mussels to a bowl, leaving the broth in the bowl.
7. To prepare the sauce, bring the broth to a boil and leave it for two minutes. Add chopped parsley for freshness.
8. Turn off the heat and add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to create a creamy and delicious sauce.
9. Serve the mussels in a bowl, drizzle with the prepared sauce, and serve with slices of crusty bread for dipping.

Lang Whitaker

Published on November 18, 2023

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