Cider Mussels

Cider Mussels

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About this recipe: With apples coming in from Simla and Kotgarh, try this seafood dish that uses cider as an exciting new flavour.

Chrissie Lloyd

Serves: 4 

  • 2kg live mussels
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2cm cube fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • Small pinch of saffron strands
  • 125ml dry cider
  • 125ml fish stock
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Wash the mussels in a few changes of cold water, scrubbing to remove any beards still attached to the shells. Discard any that are damaged, or opened ones that do not close when tapped. Drain off the water.
  2. Heat the oil in a stockpot or large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 5 minutes over a medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until translucent. Add the ginger and fry for a further 3 minutes. Do not let it brown.
  3. Add the saffron, cider, stock, dill and some salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, add the mussels, then cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until the shells have opened.
  4. Transfer the mussels ti serving bowls and discard any that remain closed. Stir the chopped parsley into the broth, spoon it into the bowls and serve with crusty bread.

Nutrients per serving

Vitamins B12

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