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Mussel Brochettes        HT  MC  45mins

Serves 4     Hot   Seafood  Pork  Alcohol  Herbs  Main course  Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless



2kg/4lb Fresh Mussels

2 tbsp Shallots, finely chopped

4 sprigs of Thyme

4 sprigs Parsley

1 Bay Leaf

Salt and Black Pepper

150ml/5 fl.oz. Dry White Wine (check manufacture)

225g/8oz Unsmoked Bacon

Melted Butter

Freshly chopped Tarragon




1. Sharply tap any mussels that are open and discard those which do not close. Pull away the beards, then scrub the mussels clean under cold running water.


2. Place the mussels in a large saucepan together with the chopped shallots, thyme, parsley, bay leaf, salt and wine. Cover the pan and shake over a high heat for 3-5 minutes, until the shells are well open.


3. Strain the mussels into a colander and discard any that are still closed. When cool enough to handle, remove the mussels from their shells. Cut the bacon into pieces the same size as the mussels. Thread mussels in pairs on small skewers with pieces of bacon between them. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.


4. Heat the grill to high. Brush the skewered mussels and bacon with a little melted butter then grill for about 4-5 minutes until the bacon is golden, turning the skewers regularly. Just before serving, add a little chopped tarragon to the sauce and transfer to a warmed sauce-boat.




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