Moules Frites

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  1. Coolbeanz

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    Thank you to @Snowbird for the advice. We have just enjoyed my first attempt at cooking mussels in a white wine and creme fraiche sauce accompanied by hot crusty bread and a plate of chips, all washed down with a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. I suppose I will have to drink the rest of the bottle of white wine too as it will only be wasted otherwise :rofl:. Thank you Mrs Snowbird for remembering the finer details of the recipe that Mr Snowbird forgot. (y)
     
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    Mussels in white wine is one of my favourite recipes and so easy to make but I find you need two bottles. The first is to keep the chef focused on the task while cooking and of course to cook the mussels in. The second bottle is for when you sit down to eat it all!
     
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    Firstly I tasted the white wine to make sure it was good enough and wouldn't spoil the mussels, then I used slightly less than half a bottle to cook the mussels. We had the bottle of red to wash the food down which now means I will have to drink the rest of the bottle of white!! My kind of meal!! I think this might become a regular thing on the menu while we are in Spain!! :wine:
     
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    Mussels, whelks and winkles.....otherwise known as SNOT IN A SHELL.

    Turns my stomach thinking about it.
     
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    You don't know what you're missing :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    And they cook them with GARLIC! :eek:

    My wife was the same until I cooked her a dish of mussels - but she draws the line at octopus so still work for me to do there!
     
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    Mussels from the Menai Straights, delicious

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    Garlic and ginger are a must in my fridge. Not many meals you can't put them in and sooooo beneficial to your health. Fresh ginger with lemon and honey in hot water makes a fab tea. Had it in Goa every morning (y)
     
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    Ahh moules et frites!!! We indulged last on Isl d'Oleron. Wonderful!!!!!
     
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    That's good news, I added too much wine to the pan so must remember to drink more of it next time and use less in the recipe (y)
     
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    I might inflict my Moules frites on you next time rather than the paella!! :BigGrin:
     
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    She does an excellent Paella too!!!!!!
     
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    You are always welcome!!
     
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    Aw shucks, flattery will get you everywhere Ken :LOL:
     
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    Oh yes I do.......I have to watch Shirl eating snot.....She loves any shell fish.
     
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    Served with leeks I guess! Haven't tried Menai mussels but given the tidal flow there they must be well fed and fat. And no doubt delicious!
     
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    I don't mind a bit of calamari (I know thats squid)...but I always seem to get the rubber ring it was wearing when caught.
    Even Shirl draws the line at pickled whole baby octopus though.
     
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    About 30 years ago I tried Octopus in lemon sauce, I thought it was lovely until I turned a piece over and saw the tentacles. I couldn't eat it after that :rofl:
     

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