I took my Mum out for lunch the other day to Raymond Blanc brasserie and indulged in the moules marinieres so delicious but thought I wonder if I can make this slimming world friendly?
I know a lot of people think mussels are expensive and a pain to prepare but they really aren’t and a net of mussels this week in ASDA were just £2.50 and that serves 4 people!
I could go on for ages about how to prepare mussels but the easiest thing to do if you are unsure is to go on youtube and look at ‘preparing mussels’ and there are loads of very helpful videos to show you what to do and better to see what to do than me trying to describe it.
I served them over a bed of taglietelle and had a side salad for my superfree, So if you want to try this restaurant dish at home it is easy I promise you and just need a few ingredients.
Might be a nice idea for Valentines Day :  )
1 net of mussels from fish counter (and watch youtube how to prepare them : )
150ml dry white wine
1 clove garlic (crushed)
2 shallots (diced)
30g weightwatchers thick cream (sorry but this was the lowest syn cream I could find)
spray oil
handful of flat leaf parsley (chopped)
If you are serving it with pasta dont start cooking the pasta until you start the mussels as they take about the same time (10 minutes from start to finish)
Spray a large saucepan with the spray oil on a low heat and add the shallots and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until shallots are soft and then add the herbs and cook for another minute or two.
Turn up the heat and then add the wine and let it bubble away for a couple of minutes then tip in all the mussels.
Place a lid on the pan and leave alone apart from shaking the pan a bit for 4 minutes then check and see if all the mussels are open.
If not put lid back on for another minute or two then remove lid and stir in the cream and spoon out on top of the cooked pasta and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
Enjoy and dont forget if some of the mussels didnt open during cooking throw them out, got to be careful with shellfish but dont be scared. xx
Serves 4 at only 1 syn per serving :  )
Credit : http://vicki-kitchen.blogspot.com