Mussels and Fries.

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Having Mediterranean roots, I consider fish as important as meat in my cuisine (grilled, tajine, soup and even as an accompaniment for couscous).

A simple recipe for mussels.

Serves 4


  • 1kg of fresh mussels (before buying, check your mussels if are not damaged, broken or open, the mussels should be tightly closed)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 potatoes
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sunflower oil for frying


  1. In a bowl soak your mussels for 15 minutes to remove the excess of salt, sand, and dirt.
  2. Clean and wash properly your mussels with a small firm brush, remove gently all the fibers with a clean towel.
  3. Rinse, wash and clean your potatoes with a small brush. Keep the skin and cut the potatoes in lengthwise.
  4. In a cooking, pan add sunflower oil. When the oil is hot pour your fries and cook it. When they are gold, remove it and place the fries into a colander (for the excess oil).
  5. Slice the onion, the garlic and chop the coriander.
  6. In a cooking pot add the olive oil, the garlic and the coriander. Cook for 3 minutes on a medium heat, stir with a wood spoon. Pour the mussels and cover with the top of the cooking pot. Cook for 5 minutes or until the mussels open.
  7. Serve the mussels in a bowl and accompanying with the fries.

For my recipe you don’t need to add any liquid to the cooking pot with the mussels, it’s simple and very good with the coriander and olive oilë

Bon Appétit!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mima says:

    Je te pique une moule au passage !!! Tu n’aurais pas des origines belges par hasard ??
    Dommage que l’on ne se soit pas connue plus tôt Linda ,je t’aurais emmené déguster les moules à leur source,sur les rochers …sans cuisson et avec comme seul apparat l’odeur et le goût de la mer …

  2. Des origines belges pas a ma connaissance 🙂 Tu sais ta proposition d’aller manger des moules sur les rochers, je la prends tres au serieux…
    Gros becs, comme disent nos amis quebecois 😉

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