28 min

Moules marinières with white wine, fennel and lemon

An invigorating dish that tastes of sea and sunshine! 

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Ingredients For

  • Moules
    Sea food
    Bouchot Mussels
    2 kg See the article
  • Butter
    Dairy products
    PDO Poitou-Charente Butter
    40 g See the article
  • Traditional shallots
    Fruits & Vegetables
    Traditional shallots
  • 4 g
  • 1 cc
  • 1 small bunch
  • x 2
  • Gewurzstraminer
    Wine and spirits
    Alsace Gewurztraminer AOC
    50 cl See the article

Scrub and rinse the mussels carefully, discarding any that are open or have broken shells. Finely slice the shallots. 

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    Gently crush the fennel seeds with a pestle and mortar. 

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    Add the mussels, shallots, thyme, parsley, bay, crushed fennel seeds, lemon peel and white wine to a large cooking pot. Cover and cook on a high heat for 6 minutes. Give the pot a good shake from time to time, keeping the lid closed, to thoroughly mix the contents. 

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    Once the mussels have all opened, add the butter and cook for 2 more minutes on a gentle heat. Mix well and serve in soup plates with the juice. Enjoy! 

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    Pair with

    A young, dry white wine: Alsace Riesling, Muscadet cru Gorges or Mâcon. 

    Smoked sausage
    Smoked sausage
    Fleur de sel de Guérande sea salt PGI
    Fleur de sel de Guérande sea salt PGI
    See Recipe