Mussels

 Mussels
Remember all shellfish is highly perishable, so you should always eat mussels on the day you buy them.  A sign of freshness is that most of them are tightly closed; if there are a lot of 'gapers' don't bother.
 
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Mussel and Saffron Soup Serves 4

Mussel and Saffron Soup

Mussels are so cheap yet are often overlooked by home cooks. Use them in this fragrant soup, made golden with saffron, for a wonderful dinner-party recipe. Nowadays mussels come ready-cleaned, so it's made in minutes!

 
 
Gratin of Mussels with Melted Camembert Serves 6 as a starter

Gratin of Mussels with Melted Camembert

Camembert and mussels are both staple ingredients in Normandy, which is where this recipe drew its inspiration. It may sound unusual but you'll be surprised by just how good it is!

 
 
Seafood and Coconut Laksa - sponsored by Singha Beer Serves 4

Seafood and Coconut Laksa - sponsored by Singha Beer

The soups of South-East Asia are all united by their punchy flavours, spicy elements and use of fresh herbs, fish and meat. This laksa is a really authentic version, but if you're short of time, use a ready-made paste.

 
 
Gratin of Mussels in Garlic Butter Serves 6 as a starter or 3-4 as a light supper

Gratin of Mussels in Garlic Butter

It's easy to forget about the humble mussel - but few things offer as much satisfaction as a speedy recipe like this, with the shellfish served in a mixture of its own juices and garlicky butter.

 
 
Mussels with Garlic Stuffing Serves 4

Mussels with Garlic Stuffing

Garlicky, sea-fresh mussels are a real treat...and are surprisingly cheap too. Enjoy them with lots of bread for a simple lunch or starter.

 
 
 

 

 




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